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.