My 9 tricks: Jackie Asiimwe-Mwesige, rights activist

She is always smiling and has a fresh look. Jackie Asiimwe-Mwesige is a lawyer with an interest in human rights activism. She thinks people throw remarks her way but never do it face-to-face. She shares with us her 9 life tricks.
1.What time do you wake up?
On weekdays, I wake up at 5.10am, on Saturdays it is between 8-9am while on Sundays I’m up by 7am because I have to get ready for church.
2.Ever been for a meeting? What puts you off ?
Of course, I have been to many meetings but I’m disappointed in people with poor time keeping habits because I’m always early.
3.You always look fresh, what is the trick?
I exercise regularly, drink plenty of water and of course I love to laugh. That is all there is. And, I do not wear makeup. I’m natural.
4.What is the must-carry item in your purse?
An ATM card because I do not like borrowing money. It is an inconvenience having to borrow someone’s money.
5.What is your guilty pleasure and what do you do for fun?
I just love chocolate. I watch movies or read a book. I have watched most of the movies my boys love and other times, I go with friends to catch a movie.
6. Have you ever got furious?
Of course, we all get angry sometimes although it depends on who has made me furious. To some, I can speak my mind immediately while to others, I will wait until I’m calm and I speak to them. In other cases, it depends on the situation and place.
7.Who is your role model?
Do I have to say one? Well, Miria Matembe and Sylvia Tamale because they are both women lawyers and seniors in my profession. They are what I would like to be fearless and have been able to make a mark in other people’s lives, something I would like to do.
9. What kind of books do you read?
I read books of any kind mostly story books except the ones of economics. This year my focus is reading more books that focus on my country. My best read so far is, The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis.
10.Your life principle is
“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” I came across it in one of the books by John C. Maxwell

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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