I finally graduated college! Yay! The plan was to start medical school the summer after I graduated; but you know life, it happens. Anyway, here I am; A 22 year old chemist working as a contractor at a company that I am privileged to be a part of (no idea how I got here btw; that’s a testimony for another post). I am doing what it is an average 22 year old fresh out of college should be doing right? NO. Not right. The average 22 year old fresh out of college should not be trying to make ends meet and blend into society. She should be chasing her dreams, whatever they may be, and taking the necessary steps to make those dreams happen.
Sounds easy doesn’t it? But its hard. In my case, I am a scientist by education (which I love!) with an unwavering passion for the arts and helping people. How do you explain that to Nigerian parents? “Daddy and mummy, yes I want to become a doctor, but I also want to sing, travel, take pictures and blog about them, amongst other things”. What do you think she will say?
A very significant percentage of the people I’ve shared my dreams with have given me ‘the look’. You know, that look… “yeah right, let’s see how you intend to make that happen”.
I know… I’m a girl not a guy. I have to think of getting married, having children and taking care of them. Yes! I want that too. I want my beau and my babies and my family. But, I also want to do the things that my heart strongly desires. I believe that these desires were allowed to thrive in me by Abba and yes, I get scared of the things I want to do.
So I just went ahead and did it. I created a blog… a free one… but that one failed… and so I decided to actually invest because I wanted to do better, so here I am: navigating the unfamiliar world of website creation and strategizing for the organization I dream of having. I’ve been to 3 countries so far and I took that photography course that one time.
These are such seemingly small steps but I am very confident in these steps. I don’t know what will happen with this because I cannot see into the future. All I know is the God I serve, the passion in my heart and the desire I have to die with no regrets. It will not be said that I did not take a leap of faith.
I finally did it! Will you join me?