For the past couple of weeks or so, I might guess I have had about four hours sleep maximum per day. Despite the constant urge to just slip into bed and sleep my worries away, I’ve managed to keep myself awake. Very unlike me. But there’s many reasons behind my newfound gung-ho attitude.
One, which is the most obvious reason is WSDC. We have preparatory sessions everyday, debates once in a while and a bunch of reading to do. This pile of work alone could be the biggest incentive to work. But it’s not the only one. I have a very pessimistic group of friends, and ever since they found out that Rwanda is participating in the WSDC, they’ve taken it upon themselves to be prophets of doom. Be it enacting scenarios of crushing defeat for the Rwandan team or trying to dissuade me from the hope of winning, there has not been a a conversation on the topic that has not ended with an annoying pat on the back and head shake of pity. The only way I get to prove them wrong is by not sleeping.
Then there’s school. A truckload assignments, reading, and exams just around the corner. It all makes me just want to drop out and pursue a career as a bus driver.
Through this all though, I have to remember that it’s being done for a cause. I’m yet to pin point exactly what that is but since I’ve managed to stay in school and not run mad, so far, so good.