Hello errbody! It's been one long day, I tell you.
I only just got home and while I'm extremely tired I need to post this because after tonight I might be gone for a while. Specifically for about a week. I'll take time off from the Internet so just in case you mail me I wouldn't reply because I wouldn't get to read it just yet. My phones will also be switched off as well, so you wouldn't be able to reach me on phone either. I'm sharing because I have some lovelies that call me once I've not posted in a minute, or just like to check on me, and I don't want to alarm anyone at all.
Today has been one of the most memorable days of my life and I am not exaggerating. Some weeks ago I got in touch with an old friend whom I haven't seen since Law school (Debbie) and she invited me for the Dabira Women's Conference. I didn't commit but I told her I would keep it in mind. A few days later Bella Naija posted about the upcoming event. I decided to register just in case I could make it.
There is so much about that conference that I would love to share with you.
It was a great day! World class speakers like Fela Durotoye, Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo, Dr Elishamah Ideh, Dr Kemi Jorge-Oyewusi and Lou Ann Sabatier from the USA.
They shared so much and I in turn wanted to share, and I would but not tonight.
Never have I felt so many emotions at once. I was happy, elated, emotional, inspired, in awe, saddened, angry and simply amazed by some stories I heard today.
At some point, Dr Kemi asked all the ladies in abusive marriages/relationships to come out. You would be shocked to see the beautiful women who came out. Women of all ages, early 20s to late 40s. Stylishly dressed, skillfully made up, perfectly spoken... Beautiful women! Guys, we see people everyday, expensive clothes and flawless makeup. We don't know that those are just masks, and we can never imagine the scars and pains that are hidden underneath. People are dealing with things in this life and some of it is even stranger than fiction!
May God help and heal us all.
Oh, it was also a great networking event. Remember what they say; your network is your net-worth! I got to meet some really amazing women of value and substance and I am extremely inspired. This year, if there's one thing I've learnt so far, it's the importance of surrounding yourself with inspired, successful and positive people. People with vision, purpose and focus. Some times you might feel out of depth but keep calm and be inspired, It's instrumental to your growth.
Debbie is a riot! In fact one of the speakers asked the both of us to stand up for "noise making". I was a tad embarassed as I always love to be the model "student". But you know there are people around whom you just cannot behave. Debbie is brilliant as she's hilarious!
I hope I'll meet this House just as robust as I left it when I return. I'll miss you all desperately but I'll try to cope. Big hugs & strawberry kisses!