Immigrating to a new country is not a walk in the park. 6 years ago I made one of the toughest and most uncertain decisions of my life. I relocated to Canada from Nigeria.
I was few months from turning 29, about to miss my first flight to Canada. (Picture on the left). This would be my first time on an airplane. Yes, you heard that right, the first time on a plane, so you can imagine the tension of being on the plane for the first time and you are going to be on the plane for almost a day. Lol
I remember the uncertainty in my Dad’s face when we drove to the airport that day. I wonder how he summoned the courage the take this picture. I remember a colleague telling me that I had lost my fire. 😐😏
As I reflect today, I am grateful to God.
As I reflect today, here are lessons I have learnt immigrating to a new country;
* Your journey will be spiced with ups and downs, don’t settle, don’t quit.
* Life is in stages, dreams are in sizes, embrace the process.
* To go up, you must, look up, stand up, speak up, show up.
* Surround yourself with people who want growth in their life as much as you do. Growth is intentional.
* In all thy getting get understanding. Seek underSTANDing like your life depends on it.
* Resist the urge to self-sabotage. You matter, your story matter, your voice matter.
* Follow peace with all men, but flee from those who try to steal your peace.
* If you know better, you will do better. Go for knowledge. Make learning a lifestyle.
* When you seek to add value where you are, you gradually become a person of value
* Pay attention to principles, philosophy, ideology, perspectives in all you do.
* Be grateful. You are not where you used to be.
So much to be grateful for. So much more to do and become.
I hope this inspires you to keep pushing.