“Everyone is a writer, why would you want to become one?”
Everyone is alive, does this automatically mean that I should be dead instead? Because if that is the case, there are plenty of seats taken in the nothing-on-my-to-do-list club too, but I didn’t catch any bouncer on the way in telling me all the seats were taken.
So why is it then, that any of the dreams that feel like they are worth pursuing all too often shut down on that basis?
I have come to think that the weighing of life’s potential decisions and routes is more reasonably done using the traditional pros and cons tool instead of letting the measure of how saturated one field is said to be have the final say in how I choose to live my life.
When we venture into what we are destined to do, one can only hope that the weighing is placed on skill and heart. And with heart comes the courage and willingness to explore one’s talents – sometimes hidden to both you and the world.
Get to know yourself. Sit down in the calm and quiet of your own company , getting to know the things that make your soul dance or set it alight with fury. We often take for granted getting to know ourselves because ours with the self has been the longest relationship we have had to maintain. Don’t do yourself the disservice of befriending everyone but yourself. Take the time to get to know yourself, know your heart and listen to it, believe it when it tells you what it sincerely needs. Soon enough, you will learn to make decisions that are in your best interest.
Take shots with great effort and remember, no matter the outcome, that you have put your best foot forward.
Akani Fuko is here to offer an appreciation of the commotion we’re brought up in and the lessons it inevitably comes with. I reckon the hot mess that seems to persist in our lives may offer each one of us a unique take on life that only seeks to enrich our authentic selves. The gift of perceiving life through humour and constant reflection remains one my life’s truest forms of compensation, to say the least.