I Am Greatful for The People In My Life
For a couple of months now I am going through a very challenging transition in my life. It started with less business opportunities, which drastically reduced my income. That reduction led logically to a mountain of bills that I could not pay. As a result I had to give up my office because I could no longer afford it.
In the middle of moving out of my office, my kid brother passed away and for lack of resources, I could not attend his funeral ceremony given the fact that I live abroad. Before he could even be laid to rest, I got a notice from the court informing me that I had to quit my home, in which I live with my two kids, 11 and 13. The reason being the same as with the office> my inability to pay the rent for the past two months.
There was I with no money even to move the office to a home that I was being asked to move out of as well.
In the midst of my challenges, one of my neighbours visited me and I opened up to him. He immediately offered to transfer most of my stuff from the office to my home, even though we did not know for how long. The second neighbour promised to transport whatever was left over from the first. Two other friends volunteered to help arrange my stuff so the neighbours can transport them.
My office landlord accepted that I should pay the rent at a later date.
Two days after we got the office stuff home, the next notice came from the court informing time that I have to clear
up my home and move out with my kids within the next four weeks.
Again I got some help from a female journalist (I had only met twice in my life as guest in her TV show) opted to pick up part of the open bills, and promised her support as far as she could.
Even my kids were surprisingly very understanding that we shall have to move out of our apartment within the next four weeks (even though I still do not know where to take them to).
That has been part of a very interesting journey for me, during which doors are closing and others opening with people around me showing me lots of respect and giving me help that I under normal circumstances would not ask for. I am sure the journey is still going to be rougher, especially when we have to move in three weeks without having a home to go to, at this time of the year.
In spite of the uncertainty, the insecurity, I am all gratitude for all the good people in my life for standing by and holding me up, as I walk through what I now fondly call “my personal break down to break through journey”
I know this is a long story, but I just felt like sharing it with others who have been there before, who are there right now and even those who may find themselves there one day...
Never forget to focus on those small pieces of good things, moments and gestures that compared to your challenge may be very insignificant, but without which you will never overcome your challenge!
Thank you Judith for allowing me to use this space!