This post is for GRATITUDE.
I have been enveloped in so much excitement and joy since I got the news of my story being selected for the story award. I had been struggling with so much in the past few months, from my gut health, to the unsteady and unpredictable economic collapse that is pushing so many of us to the fringes of poverty, to the apparent lack of security. All these and more have a negative impacted on both my physical and mental health, leaving me distraught.
I have designed impressive projects that have been in my computer for months, with no idea how I am going to get them done. So many times I see what you amazing women are doing and I feel inadequate, utterly hopeless and helpless. I feel like how can I be in the midst of all these women doing such brilliant work for humanity and not be able to do same? Yes, that is how lost I am.
I resolved that I will keep writing, because it is the least I can do; yes it is better than doing nothing. Besides writing is one of my strongest skill. So most times I go on social media, post stuff, make updates and read from others in order to find the strength to pull myself out from one storm or the other. And it works. Olutosin Oladosu's posts always do the magic for me. No matter how low I am, it pulls me up.
This story award, makes the whole difference on a whole new level. It once more proved to me that my voice is not only loud, clear and powerful, but much needed. And also motivated me to keep writing.
I am so happy, honored and proud to be a part of this incredible community of game changers.