A long long time and many countries ago I had a boss who decided not to renew my contract. That was after bringing in new partners to work with, including a former head of state and an ambassador who wanted to fund us etc. After that I started a company which failed, taking most of my savings with it and I had no income for almost a year. It was tough. But I kept going. I had weak moments yet family and friends believed in me when I almost thought I was a failure and almost ready to quit. Then these doors opened, which I had never imagined. This pic is from a few weeks ago at #Facebook’s #Journalism Project. I look at moments like this and still ask, ‘how did THIS happen?! How did I get here?!?!’ It happens because you have to keep hustling. Don’t listen to the naysayers- and there are plenty, theirs is just an opinion which more often than not comes from a place of insecurity from their perspective, not yours. It’s such a blessing to have these opportunities, to be recognised and as the second pic spotted in @facebook’s offices reminds, to stay humble- now my desktop pic.
This post was inspired by @dylanwerneryoga who recently wrote about how he got to where he is. His words caught me at a moment of lows and challenges and reminded that we all start somewhere. It’s just like climbing a mountain. Sometimes you have to go down in order to ascend. 😎🤗
Shout out and a lot of love to team ‘you know who you are.’ 🙏🏼