By Sidiq Salimat Bobonkiri

Is there anyone reading this piece? Can I really reach some people with my words? It is all about myself, but I hope it makes an impact or any changes. The best lesson of life is the one learnt from other people’s mistakes, it remains fresh in the memory and serves as a guide not to lose guard.

It took me a very long time to discover myself. Along the way, I found what works and what doesn’t work for me. I became acquainted with my weak points and what I am good at. Life is not the way I viewed it when I was young, there’s darkness before light shines at the end of the tunnel.

A lot has happened that made me lose hope and took away my confidence. I often stood on the brink of collapse when the strength to struggle for survival deserted my body.

When I was in my worst state, there was something that I was really missing that made the time extremely worse. I craved for someone who would understand me, feel what I am feeling, articulate what is going on in my mind, identify my chaos and guide me through life, but I couldn’t find one. The only option I had was to fight back my challenges with courage without encouragement.

Pitifully, I was an introvert, I observed things on my own only, no one to share the outcome of my deep and intense reasoning with. Everything seemed uncertain to me, I felt vulnerable because of my solely experience that was burning me from inside. It was not easy, I went through a painful development and growth that I never imagined.

Seriously, calamity makes me value serenity. I have learnt enormous lessons and reinvigorate my passion for mission and vision. According to my cliché, treating others as you would like to be treated is an ethical key. I can’t control how others think and how they treated me in the situation that rebuilt me.

Anyway, with time and effort, I found myself on the track and have kept my objectives in mind. It is possible to live above the past as long as one can redefine oneself with genuine intention to achieve greatness. Experience is normal and it’s part of the process but not the determination of the future.

Conclusively, Life is full of many great heights and dreams to accomplish, everyone needs adequate strength to win any feat because only the fittest will survive. Live life stylishly because no one knows what tomorrow beholds. Give no space for anyone to judge your action and your decision.

The Writer: Sidiq Salimat Bobonkiri is a 200 level student of Education Biology at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS).

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