I’ve always had this feeling in my heart since a child, that I’m suppose to change the world…I’m still crazy enough to believe it! Five years ago I decided to move to New York with no real plan, but with just that one confirmation in my heart and haven’t looked back. I just know my purpose is greater than I could ever put into words…even with the trials and tribulations that I’ve faced on my journey.. I still believe in me. I live with this quote Og Mandino once said….”Victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.” I choose to face them because the only thing holding me back is my sight and my focus! You see growth is given and your right; you just have to believe and see it ~ even when you can’t see how! Believe that inner voice!! Don’t waste your life believing you can’t… Keep going!

By Nyamuoch Girwath

via instagram:@nyamuoch_girwath


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