• Career,  Finances,  Introspection

    Turning Points

    “Happy New Year!!!” Over and over we give and receive this greeting in the course of a year, particularly at the beginning. With a new year comes renewed hope, fresh determination and a sincere quest for higher heights and deeper seas. Our latter just has to be better than yesterday. I started 2019 by considering the things I had at hand and thanking God for the opportunity of a new year.  I had a very infrequent source of income(which was one up from the previous year), I had my family and my health, and I had hope that by December, I would look back on the year and be thankful…

  • Attitude,  Career

    Life happens…

    There are two incidents that I recall when thinking of false expectation.  The first took place during my early high school years.  Boarding School was a place of adventure for me.  Not many people will describe their experience of boarding school in West Africa with such words, but I really looked forward to going back to school every term.  I had the annoying seniors and the ‘wannabe’ classmates, you know, the ones who just wanted to be everything they were not; but it was still a really cool period in my life.  I was in Junior school (JSS3) at the time and a few people had recently learned of my…

  • Career,  Timeless Stories

    Made for More….

    I had looked forward to being a wife so much so that it seemed being one was an end in itself.  I never really saw myself as anything more than a working wife and mother.  Somewhere along the way, I put a glass ceiling on any type of ambition and fulfilling my personal dreams which are not linked to anyone else.  I stopped dreaming full stop.  It was as if I no longer existed.  There were a few false attempts but I seemed to always chug to a stop content to continue the daily cycle of work and house chores. If I had not married when I did, I would…

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