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Five crucial things you should do before 2018
By Musa Salah | Updated Dec 27, 2017 at 11:57 EAT
Happy New Year 2018
  • 2017 is coming to an end in less than a week from now
  • There are some very important things that one must do before 2018

I can't imagine how time flies. January fast forwarded to December, and here we are again. Even as the unpleasant "Njanuary" is a week away, Kenyans are not shy to show off their partying skills and live in the moment.

More free time means less commitments, and here are just some of the things we think you should do this Festive season.

1. Go Home

I know,it's festive season and the city people flock to the villages and cause havoc, with socialite slay queens unleashing their most sophisticated art of selfies and taking it to Twitter and Instagram with the tag #ShagsTings.

But there exist the "acha niende ivi nakam" kind of people who left home years ago and never looked back. Yes, we exist! It is about time we went home.

2. Read Books.

Wait, I know what you are thinking. Books? Why Books? Relax my friend, I am no Matiang'i. I'd love to tell you to read books so that you will not have to look people in the eyes when you go to the home you left ten years ago and added nothing new to the old compound but that is not just it. You will be the same person that you are today in five years but for two things; the people you meet and the books you read. As for the former, I'm sure you've met Jacks of all trades but if you really want to see a better self of you in 2018, then books are your friends in the waiting.

3. Give Charity

I'm sure you've heard no one has ever become poor by giving. Don't think of giving in monetary form. Charity can be of anything from money to knowledge to effort. So why not go to the local children's home on 25th and celebrate the day with the kids. I'm sure you'll love it. The satisfaction is so powerful that you'll want to go back again.

4. Save & Invest

No, I'm not crazy. You are probably thinking "Why invest and it is Christmas?" So that you are better off in January and the months to follow. Simple. Many people save for Christmas. Maybe go to Mombasa and dine in the finest cuisines in town or ride in an executive cruise ship to Dar es Salaam. Most have fun and lots of fun on Christmas and cross over to the new year broke as before. Why roast barbecues for one week and feed on cabbages for the next three weeks? 

It is time to think ahead. Rent and school fees will be staring at you soon!

5. Rebuild & Conquer

2017 is coming to an end. You had some expectations you hoped to meet. Maybe you did, maybe you did not. Don't dwell on that. It is time to stand still and account yourself, to see where you did good and what you did wrong. It is time to draft new year resolutions. It is time to re-strategize and make it in 2018. 

Let's go make things happen. Above all, have fun. Mad fun.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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