Looking back on my life, I am happy with how it’s turned out but there are things that I wish could have panned out differently. I am at a point in my life where I know who I am and what I stand for. Yes there have been many failures and mistakes, some of which I cringe just thinking about them! No woman is ever supposed to admit this but it is true and that doesn’t mean my life has been a failure. I merely call it diversion from the original plan. Although there have been some personal and professional reversals-like leaving my motherland and resigning at the height of my career to start a new life with my husband in UK-the joy of completing my MA in Communications Studies, working in TV, training as a media lecturer and leading a media department at a sixth form college, pursuing my dream to write-I often have to pinch myself. And all of it happened because I had big, improbable dreams and at some point, I took a chance. My life is not over yet so I keep on dreaming.
What do you really want to do with your life? Try it out. What’s the worst that could happen? You fail? So what? Life satisfaction will only come from trying and knowing you did. I remember having this burning desire to live in Australia because my sister lives there and the weather is so much better than UK. In 2010, after my husband lost his father and he was later diagnosed with a life threatening condition, our lives were turned upside down and we needed a change so we packed up and headed for Down Under. We lasted less than two years there, the children were unhappy, I had no job satisfaction and it was simply not the kind of life we wanted for our family so we made the decision to come back to UK. I have no regrets, there were happy times there and I spent an amazing 18 months with my sister and her family. Since coming back to UK my dream is even bigger. Whatever your dreams; go after them without apology. Just do it! Say ‘I want it’ and ‘I am going for it’ -Let that be your story.