Friday, April 14, 2017

Inspiring You! A Bukola Oriola's Story 1

When you encounter setbacks, don't give up. Giving up is the easiest thing to do, but it is not the solution to your setback. I have learned in my little life journey that setbacks are part of the process. They form the threads that sew our fabric of success together.

I was writing a reflective paper for my Capstone at the University few weeks ago, when I suddenly realized that over two decades had passed. The time flies quickly, and it's easy to moan over our unsuccessful ventures. However, when we can look at how far we have come, it sure can feel like a soothing aloe lotion on a dry skin.

I have encountered the good, the bad, and of course, the ugly in my few years on earth. I have cried. I have laughed. Sometimes, I have remained indifferent. I have always hoped for a better future - a better tomorrow through a positive outcome - no matter how long it will take. When we feel like we will not give up if it took us eternity to achieve our desired goal, things fall into place at the set time. Unfortunately, the set time, might not be our own logical time.

My memory carry me back to the brick wall classroom with no windows but a suspended aluminium roof at my elementary school in 1983. The space between the roof and brick walls at Ajeromi Primary School, Lagos, served as the imaginary window in which air was carried from outside into the classroom. I have a faint memory of my primary one teacher standing in from of the classroom with a chalk in her hands, reading from the blackboard.

I remembered the recess when we ran around the grassy and sandy compound of the school, and ran back into our classrooms as soon as the bell went off. I remembered going out through the iron gates of the school, walking home in the sunny or rainy afternoons. One of such afternoons brought me the arrival of a special gift to my family. Find out what the gift was, as I continue with Inspiring You! A Bukola Oriola Story next week. What would you like to learn about Bukola Oriola? Leave your comment below.

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