A young lady’s revelation to a total life transformation.
I’ve recently been thinking about this question. It’s a question that no one asked me but a question that I asked myself.
Here’s the conclusion that I’ve reached
Sometimes you’ve to reach a point in life when something stands out for you. It doesn’t just stand out, It makes you want to leave everything and run after it. It becomes the core of your existence. You cannot leave that thing – it becomes like the penicillin to your disease. It stands out like a glimpse of light in a room filled with darkness.
This is the state of affairs that I’m currently in as I’m writing this piece. For once in my life, something seems to stand out for me and it has kept me awake more times than I can count even though I’m not getting paid for it.
Have you also felt like this before?
It might not even be a thing. It might be someone. Many people live their lives every single day saying that they’re searching for the ‘one’. Makes me wonder where ‘the one’ they are looking for would come from. Would he/she come from the East, West, South, or the North? Wherever he/she comes from, I hope that they find the one.
Though that’s not my story for now. I’d probably still share that part of me with you if and only if you stick around.
Here’s my own story.
Before now, if you ask me what my passion is, I will tell you that I don’t have one. That sounds weird to you, right?
Well, it’s the truth. We do exist – we the NPI
The NO passion Individuals(NPIs)
Please don’t Google that because you won’t find it.
I didn’t have a passion until now. I’m just the type of person who sets her mind to accomplish a thing, makes sure to accomplish it, and comes out with the best that she can.
It all ended in July. What happened in July you ask?
I will tell you!
I took a course on Copywriting and that transformed my life. Before now, I’d be working a normal 9 – 5 (most times 8 am – 6 pm) job just to earn a few bucks which I will save and later on spend. I used to like that kind of life but now, it doesn’t catch my fancy anymore.
Now, I’m the one burning the midnight candle; learning and working on honing my skill. Every day, I wake up because of this new eye-opener.
I’ve come to realize that my worth is much more than the money that is in my account. Every day, I keep learning and putting plans in place to become one of the best Copywriters Nigeria will ever produce.
Sometimes, I don’t even have money to buy an internet subscription to do things that I ought to do but that’s even better. What’s worse is when your family doesn’t understand you. They do not understand why you’re always camped inside your room most time of the day. When asked what is it that you’re always doing camped in your room, you claim that you are working and they wonder what work is that.
I was even discussing the other day with my uncle and he was explaining some terms to me and I told him “but that’s what I do. You know?” He looked at me surprised.
What that means is that they don’t understand why I’m always on my phone most times. What is worse is when you hear statements like “You need to get a real job” not this one that you’re always doing. When you reply that you’re not just working but you’re building your dream, they still can’t understand.
Because they don’t see you going out and coming in and most of all because they don’t see money rolling in.
Not sure I’ve been this broke in the last 3 years of my life. Yet I’m least bothered by that because my mindset has grown beyond doing it for the money alone but I’m doing it for my future.
I’m doing it to tell my own story. I’m doing it because I want to be living proof that dreams do come alive. I’m doing it not because anyone tells me to but I’m doing it for me.
I’m doing it because I dare say that it’s slowly becoming my PASSION. (Though I’ve not concluded yet).
So it doesn’t matter to me any longer if I’ve to stay awake all night and get into the hustle and bustle of a 9-5 job to keep body and soul together whilst building my own business and dreams.
This is my message to everyone reading this piece and working at something and it looks like it’s not coming through. HOLD ON.
- Your dreams are valid. If you keep at it and do not faint, you’d reap of its fruit.
- When you feel like throwing in the towel and giving it all up, please don’t. Just take a break to regroup.
You got this!
I believe in you and your dreams. You got this.
You can do it.
I am in love with this write up. It’s so real and on point. I love the part you said Your dreams are valid, being persistent and consistent, will someday cause it to bear fruits. Thanks for this beautiful piece.
I’m so glad that this piece was helpful for you ?
Amazing write up. Best thing to come across today.
Thank you for reading. We are so glad to have you
I am a fashion designer, I stay up most times sewing and trying out new designs…my sis is worried that I don’t get enough sleep but I always tell her that it’s for a good cause, one day I am going to look back at all the sleepless nights and will feel fulfilled and happy . I want to be the best.
This is inspiring ??.
Your story is so motivating I must say, I also stay up most night to learn web developing because my tutor can only have time at midnight and I don’t have choice since is online class and couldn’t get physical class that pleases me around , also sometimes I can only afford late subscription though I got tired at some point and quit but Alhamdulilah I enrolled for physical class already hopefully I’ll learn real quick, can’t wait to start writing codes!!
My God am so so inspired . This called purpose discovery.
Happy for you.
Ohh my! The moral of this piece is directly talking and speaking to my soul.
My heart is weak and my mind is shattered! There’s no pain compared to your dreams wallowing in difficulties because of inadequate equipment to foster it.
It’s a thing to have a dream, it is another to have all it takes to make it come to life.
Still, perseverance and persistence are keys to unlock one’s passion.
I still believe in me!
Wow…this write up really met me well and at a point I’m planning to reawake my passion. I’ve given up few years back but now I’m ready to get up again. Thank you for this wonderful piece. More ink to your pen….winks
Hmm… soul- inspiring. The key thing is find out what you’re most passionate about, start building yourself and PERSEVERE with positivity. It don’t matter if no one understand the reason why because that understanding is only for you
At times most people say your passion will pave the way if you actually stick to it, but what about those who are still confuse with such passion, this piece is so inspiring. I hope someday what i intend doing will speak for me. I hope so
Wow! There’s nothing more real than staying awake for something that eats you up every single second!
Finding oneself is a very tedious and exhausting journey. There’s that inner force that propels one to start something, it’s tiring to get stranded at some points,yes! I can scream that very loud!
I’ve been through those nights I cry into my pillow and wish to be a baby again because I was tired of being a young adult! But there came the anger issue,I became touchy,got too sensitive till I decided to channel it into my writing skills. And it paid off!
I was angry with the fact that I was seen as a joker and a lazy person always pressing her phone.
Whereas,I was busy honing my skill (a poet who was developing into a content creator…)
I must say,to have foresight and be persistent,”one must be ready to steadily go over each stones being thrown at you” in form of wrong choice of words,wrong questions about passion e.t.c into a bedrock for a better tomorrow.
It’s worth the “fight”.
It’s worth the “wait”.
It’s worth whatever “weight” you need to bear while being shaped into the finest piece.
Awesome, exactly what I’ve been passing through. I’m a writer and I’m getting improve day by day. Thanks for sharing this.