Next week, I will complete my first online course, a certified course from the University of Washington – Leadership and Management in Health. The first time I came across the course was last year. I was a busy house officer in Ile-Ife and didn’t think I met the requirements for the course. When I saw it again this year, I felt better qualified to take it. What I didn’t see coming was the unique challenge of completing an online course.
I saw a beautiful circular by the Christian Medical and Dental Association, Nigeria (CMDA – Nigeria) which combined a familiar idiom with a captivating adjunct: ‘A stitch in time saves nine, be the stitch in the fabric of one’s life.’
In recent weeks, I have watched with admiration as this association have strived to stay on top of the situation in Nigeria; ushering light and hope into a world threatened to be overtaken by darkness and fear. Such an admirable position to assume.
I am no photo freak by any standard, but I have learned that memorable moments, which are transient most times, can only be captured in photos and videos. Our minds forget, all too often.
Time was when I bothered about not looking good in photos; not being photogenic. This made me appear in fewer photos. But as time went by, I learned that “perfect” moments are worth reliving. You need these memories to remember those moments.