My name is Tobi Sanni Akande. I am married to the best guy in the world and I have two amazing sons. After my husband, they are the second most important people in my life.
I have a degree in Biochemistry and knowledge of a bunch of other skills. At a time in my life, I fancied myself becoming a world-class bagmaker who would bring the attention of the world to Africa with my elegant bag pieces made from African prints. I pursued this for a while and then stopped – for a number of reasons. Prior to this, I had learned how to make outfits for men and women on a basic level. I ran with this for a while before I branched into bagmaking.
The funny thing is this: I was quite talented and with an investment into further educating myself, I would have become pretty great at it.
But I stopped.
I tried something else.
I chose to give room for expression to something I had always secretly (or not so secretly) yearned for.
I chose to start writing.
On the surface, it looked as though I was off on another hare-brained scheme which I would abandon in a few months’ time due to feelings of despondency and a willingness to give up.
But as I pursued this goal further, I realized something.
I love writing.
I love helping people with their writing. I love taking people’s beautiful ideas, tweaking them a bit (or a lot, as the case requires), and giving them back. I found that if I got someone who was willing to allow me, I would take their raw stories and turn them into masterpieces.
Did this mean that I stopped suffering despondencies?
No, it didn’t.
It just meant that when the despondencies came, I rode them out till they were spent, and returned to what I had chosen to do. When things were potentially discouraging and giving up seemed like the perfect solution, I found that I had more reasons not to give up. I found that I had more reasons to keep going on.
This is me; this is my story. It is still unfolding, but I would be honored if you opted to continue the journey with me.
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I deeply appreciate the value of these amazing people and I would so love to be someone like that to you. If you feel that way too, then join my community, and let’s grow successful together.
Sending you loads of love and light,
I love this…. More people need to hear this.
Thanks, sis. Kindly share the word