21 Years, 21 Lessons

Today I turn 21! I feel like I am at an interesting point in life right now - fighting my way through the 'beginners-course-in-adulting', excited for what the future holds yet uncertain as to how I want to get there or where to even start. 

Despite all this, I am truly grateful for life and have faith that I will continue to walk in my purpose as the days, weeks, months and years go by.

Here's 21 things I've learnt in 21 years.
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Spotlight Sessions with Adaora King

#SpotlightSessions - shining the spotlight on everyday people with inspiring stories

In this Spotlight Sessions, I interview one of my long time friends Adaora King. Adaora and I actually met back in primary school (Year One, to be precise 😄) and have kept in contact since the early days. Coincidentally, years down the line - we also ended up studying at the same University! 

I was particularly keen to interview Adaora because of her passion for travel, her dedication to learn about new cultures through language, food and music as well as her interest in building cultural intelligence skills. Here's the spotlight on Adaora King. Enjoy!

London, UK

Spotlight Sessions with Elif Emma True

#SpotlightSessions - shining the spotlight on everyday people with inspiring stories

Throwing back to November 2017, Elif and I met at the Houses of Parliament whilst I was working as a Summary Writer for one of the Commonwealth events and she was also at the same event attending as one of twelve selected UK Commonwealth Youth delegates.

As soon as I met Elif, I was in awe of her passion for Politics, her desire to serve and eagerness to make a change - all at the age of 18! She is definitely one to watch... So here's the spotlight on Elif Emma True. Enjoy!

What I'm Reading This Week #1

If you are like me, you are constantly on the hunt for that blog piece, video clip or thinkpiece that resonates with you, forces you to think a little harder about life and just be your best self. I think that it is critical that we are always inspiring and feeding ourselves with interesting and positive content. There is so much content on the internet nowadays; the good, the bad and the ugly so being intentional with what you decide to consume is important as it does have an impact on the way you think, behave etc.

I find that the times when I'm most dull is when I forget to dream and inspire/motivate myself. I thought it would be fitting to stick a couple of links together that have given me a boost over the past few weeks so you can also have read, discover cool people across the internet and gain some new insights. 

20 Questions - Get To Know Me (Part 1)

Photo Captured: By me. Found some decent lighting in the house and set the self timer on my phone | Hair: Short curly kinky twist bob, also done by me | Long Pinstripe Black Blazer: £1 Charity Shop | Grey Jeans: £12.99 New Look 

I guess a good way to continue with the action on here would be to answer a couple of questions so you can get to know a bit more about me. Feel free to also comment below your answers to the questions - I would like to read them. 

My Desk Space

New Year also means the start of a new term. Cannot believe I am in the final stretch of my undergraduate degree... Time has flown by and I am going to miss the Uni days a lot. Here's a peek of my study space. It's never usually this neat. I like to describe my work space 'an organised mess' on most days. I am currently in the depth of Dissertation writing at the moment which is very tasking and demanding but I am determined to finish it with a banging grade. 

Key Areas of Focus in 2018

Happy New Year! I have high hopes for the upcoming year and look forward to seeing how it all pans out. I am also aware (trying not to be aware) that 2018 is a shifting year for me in terms of my steps post Uni, figuring out what I want to do and other life related bits. Trusting God that he will direct my footsteps.

The key areas I want to focus on in 2018 are:
  1. My degree! Really need to round off the final few months with a bang. 
  2. Driving: No more procrastination. I will be on the roads. 
  3. Building my brand: Branding is super important to me and I know will play a big part in my journey post-Uni
  4. Spiritual growth: I want to be more intentional about reading the Word, especially in the area of memorising and meditating on the stories of various figures in the Bible i.e. Moses, Noah, Esther, Abraham etc.
  5. Finances: Better spending habits, less Tesco meal deals and more meal preps...   

I just read the 'Word for You' extract for January 1st and the message is very timely and relates a lot to my reflections on 2017. Do take a read and enjoy...
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