How are you? This is the most asked question in the world and more often than not, our answer is always a lie. My answer to every “how are you” question is a default “I’m good” because I know most people don’t expect otherwise.
Have you ever felt like a fraud, like you were living a lie, like you weren’t worthy of your position, salary or degree? Like you shouldn’t be the one receiving all the accolades because you don’t deserve it? Well, my friend you may have imposter syndrome.
If you’re in paid employment, you most likely have a boss you report to. Every organization has a line of hierarchy; you may join a company as an intern but become a manager one day.
We want so many things.
Every day we wake up, there’s an addition to the list of the things we want and desire. Our wants always surpass our needs and we can’t help it because that’s just the way we are wired.
Since I came out of the compulsory fourteen days quarantine period for recent travellers, I’ve been going for walks around my neighbourhood instead of driving all the way to the Lekki/Ikoyi bridge. I still get my 5km in but I’ve been unable to take a walk alone in peace.
You are not alone. I feel it too. The fear. The panic. The uncertainty. The inability to take your mind off the news update every day. The worry you no longer have control over. The wonder about when we will have normalcy again.
I remember reading The Smart Money Woman at the tail end of 2016 and commending myself for already doing most of the things mentioned in the book. The story was relatable and I liked how we learned about money; its highs and its lows through the lives of five different friends.
I bet you’ve heard the saying
no one knows tomorrow
several times and thought
well, the richest man in the world knows tomorrow
There’s never a right time
It’s going to be scary
You will wonder if you’re sane
There will always be a reason to wait
When you’re scared, speak
When you’re tired, speak
When you’re worried, speak
When you’re confused, speak
Choose People Who:
lift you up
Love. Love. Love.
Do you know when you’re in love? Do you agree that love is both a feeling and a decision? This post includes opinions of others and myself on how we know when we’re in love.