In terms of global health, the world is in ever greater fragility, and as I write, 2021 is proving as challenging as its predecessor. The pandemic is still here, but better days await us. If there is one thing we’ve learnt so far is; nothing is certain but positivity and resilience can get us far. This month my message to you-keep going no matter how tough things get.
Looking back on my life, I am happy with how it’s turned out but there are things that I wish could have panned out differently. I am at a point in my life where I know who I am, and what I stand for. And yes, there have been many failures and mistakes—maybe no woman is ever supposed to admit this, but it is true, and that doesn’t mean my life has been a failure. I merely call it a diversion from the original plans.
Although there have been some personal and professional reversals— leaving my motherland, and resigning at the height of my career to start a new life in the UK— the joy of completing my Postgraduates studies, working in TV, training as a media lecturer, and leading a media department, pursuing my dream to write—I often have to pinch myself. And all of it happened because I had big, improbable dreams, and at some point, I took a chance. If today Cosmocreole is in fruition, it is because I never stop dreaming.
All the women I have met so far on this journey, never gave up on themselves, their dream, and things and people they believe in. Whether in their personal or professional lives, they have kept going, and their stories have been worth writing and reading about because we took valuable lessons out of all of them.
On a final note, February (Valentine’s Day) should be revolutionised to be a celebration of a different kind of love—appreciation of all the things that are important to you—family, friends and moments. Use the occasion to bring a whole lot of love into your life.