Kulika Omwaka

Today I learnt a new phrase in the Luganda language. Instead of saying “Happy New Years”, the Luganda speaking people say Kulika Omwaka, meaning “congratulations on surviving the last year”, and what an appropriate phrase it is for this year.

2020 was the year of collective trauma, a year of unfulfilled promises and cancelled plans. And if you are reading this, it is a year that you survived, so I say Kulika Omwaka.

Every year I usually write a list of resolutions/ goals that I plan on accomplishing. However, this new year’s day, I will do no such thing. Instead I will focus on surviving each day at a time and leave the rest to God.

So again, I say Kulika Omwaka.

Thank you for reading.

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