Becoming a Mandela Washington Fellow – Part II

Back to all things virtual. The Fellowship ran for 6 weeks in a virtual format. I was placed at Northwestern University for my Leadership Institute. I was well prepared to actively participate and I gave it my all. In the third week, we had a free week to catch up on required work and the like. However, in that same week I had a mental breakdown. I had a massive burn out with no warning whatsoever and it frustrated me.

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Becoming a Mandela Washington Fellow – Part I

My journey to becoming a Mandela Washington Fellow was nothing short of amazing. This is a 4-part series and I hope somewhere along the way my story inspires someone.

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Double-Edged Birthday

This Women’s Month, I #ChooseToChallenge you to be kind yourself. I mean that in every way. Forgive yourself and heal, even if it takes years for you to get to your desired emotional and physical state, keep fighting. We all have at some point known better but chose to do otherwise.

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Grief in the midst of a pandemic

This topic was unplanned but after losing a close family member a week ago, I thought I should share my experience. We […]

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Get to know me tag: Who am I?

As promised, I’m going to share a little bit about me so that you know the person behind the stories I tell.

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5 things I do in difficult moments

Don’t give up on your dream, you’ve got to keep moving. If you really have to take the long route do that but always remember you need to come back to your vision. Give yourself a timeline when it comes to how long your detour will last. Make the experience count and let it push you closer towards your goal.

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The plight of Young Professionals: My side hustle

A lot of Young Professionals have been “profession-hopping” and one of the causes is related to remuneration. (This is from my personal observations). They haven’t had a chance to stay focused on a single profession because of the need to supplement their employment or business income. What effect does this have on the future pool of professionals? Are we going to have adequately skilled professionals in the different industries or we will start importing some skills?

We need to safeguard our professions with the future in mind.

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I gambled my way into a tax career

I rolled the dice even though I knew I might lose. But what if I won! I politely declined the interviews and kept my eyes on the prize. I had no experience in tax and it only made sense to get an accounting job. In that moment, I threw reason out of the window. As people say nowadays, “If I die, I die”. That was my stance.

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Why your work is important.

Dare to dream! Your dream is valid no matter what it is. Own it and slay it! – Miss Enn I used […]

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Reflections: What is the alternative?

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be […]

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