Growing up as a child, one country was always top of our wish list as we were made to believe that barely making it to that country means you’re forever rich. The beauty of the streets and automated systems (mostly seen in movies) not only left an indelible ink on our minds but made tons of young people dream, daze and forever feel incomplete without the opportunity to visit or even stay in this land. To a greater extent, this country (one of the super-world powers) is just like every other country comprising rich and poor people, modern and traditional houses, peaks and valleys, and inequality just as wide as one can hardly imagine.
Being Awarded the Atlas Corps fellowship and a mid-level position at World Vision International in this ‘dream land’ was the greatest opportunity ever accorded me; not merely to improve my diversity and multi-cultural experience but to explore and advance my professional knowledge management and communications skills amidst a well-structured and renowned networking platform. As a naturally redefined introvert, this was a springboard to leap beyond my weaknesses using my strengths and the family of fellows to get to my desired career goals and be an all-rounded leader.
Life in itself is a challenge and the surest way to exasperated frustration is over-expectations; to this end I’ve learnt to be as adventurous and open-minded as the wind could have it. Leaving Sierra Leone on 9th September 2016 was to me not the happiest of things to do (considering that I would be away from my family and loved ones for a while) but it was definitely the wisest decision to make. My story unfolds when I arrived at the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia and three months after, I now have a holistic way of explaining my life and the ongoing innumerable challenges that are yet to be conquered.
Ti’s the United States of America
“In God we trust”