Continue reading...

DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS FOR YOUR PARENTS

“When I realised that my life was utterly mine – not my parents’ expectations or society’s – was when I experienced true freedom.” – Yagazie Emezi My life truly started when I realized it was my own life. Growing up Nigerian, it’s so easy to think your life isn’t really yours. Everything gets chosen for you; from nursery school to post graduate university to what city to settle down in and sometimes even who to…

Continue reading
Continue reading...

MY UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS

“You aren’t a lot to handle. You’re magnificent. You aren’t a lot to handle. You’re just fine. You aren’t a lot to handle. You’re just YOU.” – Kendra Syrdal One of the best ways to be in control of your life is to understand your imperfections. My uncomfortable truths are the truths that I avoid facing or addressing because well nobody wants to look too long at their ‘imperfections’. I’m totally human, flaws and all.…

Continue reading
Continue reading...

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO EMBRACE CHANGE

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” -Gail Sheehy As we officially usher in the chilly winds of Autumn in London and say goodbye to the sunny days of summer; I’m reminded that change is the one constant thing in life and as such it’s necessary to learn to embrace change and be fluid enough to adjust to change.  Learning to embrace change is one of the…

Continue reading
Continue reading...

ARE YOUR FRIENDS WORTHY?

“A true friend pushes you to be the best possible version of yourself.” ― Sandy B The company you keep and the people you call ‘friend’ play a huge role in your life and growth. Who are your friends? What have they achieved? What are they passionate about? What do they contribute to your life? Are you learning from them? Are you teaching them? A while ago i saw the need to re-evaluate my life and make some…

Continue reading
Continue reading...

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”.   Do you actually know why you do what you do? Why are you working that job? Why are you chasing that passion? Why are you with that person?  It’s not enough to study a course because it sounds like a good enough option, work at a job because it’s what’s available, date someone simply because they’re interested in you. We need to have reasons for…

Continue reading
Continue reading...

WHAT YOU DON’T REALIZE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY

“Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.” – Unknown I walked into my house yesterday to all my siblings, their spouses and kids having dinner and playing around. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s a moment I’ll carry with me for a very long time.  A few years ago, I was at that rebellious…

Continue reading
Continue reading...

SAY NO TO MEDIOCRITY

  To be mediocre means to be of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate. Growing up, my greatest fear was to end up being mediocre and now as an official adult; it’s an even bigger fear. To end up being ordinary and barely getting by in life.I dream of making a difference, being a voice, influencing masses, impacting the world and i can not imagine a life not achieving any…

Continue reading
Continue reading...

Your Beautiful is Sufficient 

“Next time you think of beautiful things don’t forget to count yourself in.” We live by a ridiculous standard of beauty in this modern day. Magazines tell us we need to look a certain way, society begs to differ and our mothers have an entirely different memo.  As a simple girl that doesn’t know this seasons outfits, to die for shoes or even the right way to hold a contour brush or the right angles…

Continue reading
Continue reading...

HOW IT FEELS TO BE SOCIALLY AWKWARD

Hi My name is Nwando and i’m socially awkward. To be socially awkward to me means to be inappropriate and uncomfortable in social gatherings. For a very long time i did not realize this is what this was. I just knew i couldn’t stand social gatherings, not because they were not enjoyable but because i was expected to interact with others in a way that came off as normal. I was expected to make small…

Continue reading
Continue reading...

LOSE THE SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT

“When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience Entitlement – The belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment. Nobody owes you anything. That is the sad reality. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of expecting things from the…

Continue reading