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Hey beautiful people,

I have to say I’ve been enjoying catching up with friends, engaging in meaningful conversations and astoundly, I noticed that most of my friends are  either 25 or turning 25. From the conversations,  the themes seemed directed towards various forms of pressures and basically all of life’s big events.  I was certainly shocked at how similar the feelings were, but also how differently everyone was dealing with it. I was even more shocked that it was not just my female friends feeling the pressure!

A lot of us could relate to the pressure coming from family members. Some of the pressure were also coming from personal  goals people had set for themselves but yet to achieve such as being in a stable relationship, buying a mortgage, being financially stable and so on. There were some positive feelings about turning 25 but today’s post is generally about the pressures and overwhelming thoughts (if you guys like, I could dedicate a post to the positive aspects too because there were a lot of these! Do let me know in the comment section)

What is it exactly that makes us feel under pressure as young people when approaching the age 25.

Are we being pressured by our society? Are these pressures cultural? Is it just an environmental thing or is it based on individual mindsets? These are a lot of questions that needs to be considered.

Speaking as someone from an African background, more specifically Nigerian as I cannot speak on behalf of all African countries. Since I finished my first degree, I’ve been asked repeatedly ‘Florence, where is he?’ ‘Are you being too picky?’ ‘Florence why are you still single?’ ‘You know you’re not getting any younger?’. I could continue with the list of questions. Though some of these questions sometimes come from people who just need to mind their own business in general, it can still have a negative impact especially if one is in a vulnerable state of mind.  I personally feel it’s unfortunate that relationships are associated with success and responsibilities, I mean there is so much more about an individual that should be appreciated such as saving towards a house or discovering yourself on your first solo trip.

I took time out to really look deeply at what is causing the feeling of being overwhelmed or feeling under pressure. It seemed to stem from the notion of  self-comparison, lack of self-love and not trusting one’s own journey.

I watched a YouTube video by Breeney Lee’s in which she shared a different perspective on how we should practice love. I thought I’d share my perspective on it as it seemed relatable to this topic.

Love is patient – be patient with the pace of your own journey. Review the goals you have set in the past. Were they realistic? Were they achievable? If they were not, set new goals and work towards them, actively and consistently. Also, remember patience is a virtue.

Love is forgiving- Move past your mistakes. Leave them in the past where they belong and create new experiences. We all have goals and dreams, it can be very hard coming to terms with  not achieving goals set by a certain age. But when we can’t move past the goals not achieved, it could lead to self-pressures which may lead to regrets and us not forgiving ourselves. When we don’t love ourselves enough to forgive, it can lead to resentment, bitterness and strife which can lead to more pain. There is a need to appreciate how far you’ve come. Count your blessings and set a new goal.

Stop comparing yourself to others- it can be hard but it is crucial for you to realise your personal strengths, your resilience, your struggles and your wins. By comparing yourself to others, self-doubt, disappointment and demotivation may come lurking in. Refraining from comparison might be hard when conversations at dinner tables constantly revolves around dating, job opportunities, graduating, travel, marriage and pregnancy but this is a sign that you are growing up not a reason for discouragement. Rather you should be happy for others who are achieving their goals  and focus on yourself and your accomplishments.

At the end of the day you really don’t know what anyone is going through neither do you know the reason behind a person’s achievements. Social media doesn’t make it easy to stop comparing ourselves to others but the onus is on us as adults to filter the information we receive.We need to take  responsibility for our own feelings of insecurity and work on them.

In the past few weeks, I have been doing some soul searching, going to the gym, surrounding myself with positive energy, engaging in meaningful conversations, practicing gratitude and self-love. I plan on spending the next few months making no excuses for living a better life, becoming better at work, developing stronger and more positive relationships, improving my personal productivity and satisfaction.

Every year matters including the decisions you make as it folds into the next. Turning 25 matters not just because it symbolises the maturity or because it will lead you down the path to where you will be in the next 5 years. As a matter of fact, 25 is the year when life begins and if that doesn’t cheer you up, turning 25 is a gift that is not granted to everyone! I say if you’re about to turn 25 like myself, embrace the new journey ahead of you and prepare for it.

This brings me to the end of today’s post. I hope you guys enjoyed the read, I enjoyed learning and creating it. Let me know your thoughts  in the comment section.

See you soon,

Florence

I am currently rocking pieces from Femmeluxe, loving this rose front twist culotte Rubbed Jumpsuit- Fiona

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Hey beautiful people

The 1st of January still feels like yesterday to me but its April already! The thought of being in the second quarter of the year is surreal. I hope we’re all moving in the right direction towards our goals. I believe I’m on the right track myself.

In today’s post, I will be sharing a mini ‘to-do-list’ or an action plan if you want. I am hoping this will help me stay consistent as I become accountable to my words and most importantly, you guys – my readers.

I am naturally a self-motivated person, however, at the weekend I attended an event that has left me feeling empowered and even more motivated thanks to the amazing speakers. The event was called ‘Boss Lady Network’ and my pictures were taken at the event. Everyone loved my custom-made dress which I found surprising because I did not quite like the fit but after the compliments, I really shouldn’t complain.

The event was set up for female entrepreneurs who run their own business and those who are looking to set a business up. The idea was for everyone to come together to share ideas and empower each other. Practical ideas such as how to run a business page, how to be present on social media, delegating tasks; how one should treat their brand beyond the actual logo. Consideration was given to how one’s personality is as crucial as the brand and different strategies in how to run the business and much more. I am very passionate about women coming together to lift themselves up and so this event was definitely a positive experience and I am looking forward to attend more like it.

This month on the blog I will be sharing topics  I am passionate about such as the following:

  •      The pressures of turning 25
  •      Developing and connecting to the core of who we are.
  •      I will be asking you guys on my IG story for a topic you would like me to share on the blog

With those three posts and this one, I will be able to reach my general target of posting four posts per month. This brings me to the end of today’s post guys  

I would love to know more about my readers so do follow me on my social media platforms on IG and Facebook and let’s engage in the comment section down below.

See you soon,

Florence

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Hey Beautiful people,

It feels like such a long time  since I last blogged. I’ve been pleasantly occupied but I’ve managed to increase my productivity. In today’s post, I will be sharing a life update on where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to.

Becoming a CEO

The most exciting news in my life presently is that I finally found the right business for me. It’s even more exciting that I am the CEO. The timing of this post is even better as I recently launched an online shop, click (here). I decided to stick to my brand name by naming the business after my blog Moulded-inside-Out but using abbreviations MIO- Prints. However the message is still the same as MIO-prints represents a passion I have to help people feel better about themselves and to be inspired to reach their full potential.

This opportunity has to be the highlight of my year so far

Starting  my business as taught me alot and has shown how the business world works.  It has given me the opportunity to challenge myself and push even further beyond my comfort zone. Most important, I’m able to provide a service that people need and that in itself is quite fulfilling.

I have been able to transfer some skills from my professional life such as organising and communication into the business and blogging.  I’ve organised my business page in a way that has helped the page grow a lot faster which is encouraging! I have also managed to build a small team of models, a make-up artist and an events team.

There are lots of life lessons I have learned from starting my own business. Sharing this would take another post, but the most important is the ability to invest in a support system. This relates to me sourcing the right people that have my best interest at heart and are willing to be a part of the success story.

Masters programme

I previously mentioned on the blog that I am a full time student and as much as I am enjoying learning and acquiring skills, I cannot wait to finish! But in the meantime, I’ve had to strive towards a healthy  balance in being a full time student , a blogger, a business woman and spending sufficient time with my loved ones. It is not always easy but God has been faithful! But most importantly I have learnt that sometimes as humans we underestimate the strength we have in not taking time to know ourselves. The whole experience has made me realise how much energy I have and finding the right direction to channel it.  The bible verse I have been meditating on has been Philippians 4:13 which says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Blogging

Blogging for me is currently a part time gig until I finish my Masters. This is not by choice because believe it or not, blogging is quite therapeutic and I cannot tell you how many times I have gone back on my own words when I say I’d take a break. But I’ve had to learn to prioritise as much as possible to stay connected with you guys through my Instagram stories and on Facebook. Don’t worry guys I will be back consistent soon.

Thank you so much for your patience, I missed you guys!

I am also loving myEllie Stone Knitted Ribbed long sleeved midi dress from FemmeLuxe. Super comfy and cute!

See you very soon

Florence

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Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!

There were some technical difficulties on the website yesterday but since I had already shared a post published and some of you had seen it and gave me feedback. I saw it as an opportunity to address some issues that had been raised. For those who celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, I hope you had a great time! I went to work and after I met up with a girlfriend, we went to the cinema to watch ‘Alita, the battle angel’,  then grabbed something light to eat.

If Valentines Day for you was romantic, flirty or casual then you might have fancied some of the pieces I picked up from Femme Luxe. Femme Luxe is becoming my go to online brand. They have some key pieces that would suit all types of occasions- everyday slay, a special event or a date night. I love that women of all shapes and sizes would find something to suit them.  

Okay, so let’s talk about Valentines Day, is it overrated or should I say was it overrated?? It dawned on me as the day was approaching that the concept of receiving and buying presents,  going to the most fancy restaurant was priority. I met a lady, who was single, she spoke about how she was not looking forward to Valentine’s Day because of the pressure of being single and alone. The worst story I heard was of a young man who died by suicide as a result of his girlfriend breaking up with him on Valentine’s Day. I know these are extreme cases and there was probably some mental health issue there too but really is Valentine’s Day overrated???  

Has Valentine’s Day lost its true essence??

This isn’t to ignore the positive aspects of Valentine’s Day. Personally, I love the colours associated with the day- red, white, pink. Dark red or black is also associated with the season to symbolise rebirth and new life . Valentine’s Day is also a perfect time to remember our loved ones and it can be nice to use the period to extend our gratitude. Valentine’s Day has also brought out the best in people in terms of how creative they can be in going above and beyond for their special person and that’s something to acknowledge. 

But one thing the world could do more of is love in general and we definitely need more than one day dedicated to showing love and appreciating our loved ones.

Valentine’s Day has become overrated in the following circumstance:

  • If it’s the only day you get to be treated like a Queen/ King
  • If all you expect is expensive presents and don’t remember to appreciate the little things such as spending time together with a special person.
  • If  it’s the only day you remember to treat anyone right.
  • If you feel it’s just for individuals that are in a relationship.
  • Finally Valentines Day become overrated when it becomes a motivation to worry

Love is so powerful and when in the right circumstance. Love is meant to grow, evolve, redefine, define and filter out what works and what doesn’t. But if we were to truly define love, it would take another post. Valentine’s Day has lost its essence and becomes overrated if we don’t have the right intentions which is to spread, express and feel loved.

I truly hope your Valentine’s Day represented love in some shape or form. Before I end the post, below are the pieces I picked up from Femme Luxe, inspired by Valentines Day.

1.The first which is my favourite, is the Black one shoulder ruched slinky midi dress-savannah. I love how comfortable this dress is, even better is the fact that it appears simple but once you pair it with your heels, the right bag and the right assessories you’re good to go. 

2.This Camel Crop Jumper Loungewear setDeana. I love this piece, it is so comfortable and gives the perfect ‘I’m ready to chill look’. I styled it with my leather heeled boots to dress it up.

3. Rust Cold Shoulder Long Sleeve Jumpsuit – Hattie. This jumpsuit gives the perfect effortless vibe, also quite flirty. The cold shoulder is one of the fashion trends I will never get tired of!

4. The final look is this Mustard Extreme Polo Neck Oversized Jumper – Amber.  Another perfect piece for a casual brunch or cinema date.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and understand just how important it is to appreciate your loved ones but with the best intensions.

Leave a comment below and let me know which look was your favourite look.

Don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram and Facebook

See you soon,

Florence

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Hey beautiful people,

Happy New Month! I wish us all a month full of love, joy and peace. I think most of us would agree that January has been quite a long month. I read a funny tweet by Jarek who tweeted ”did any of y’all ever think that the reason why January is taking so long is that it’s giving us time to look for dates on valentines?”  .

Okay so enough chit-chat, let’s get into today’s post.

I will be sharing some notable points that I found in one of my recent reads called ‘Practicing the Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle.  I have read some amazing books in my life but none have challenged my values and my perception of life as this book has. It is incredible! Disclaimer* This is not a sponsored post.

1. Realise deeply that the present moment is all you have. The author talks about honouring and accepting ‘now’ in order to be free of pain and suffering. This relates to how important it is to focus on our ‘now’.

2.The Joy of being. I found this particularly profound because as human beings, sometimes we get so caught up in our past and regrets, we get so fixated on them and forget to acknowledge what’s going well in our lives at the moment. The author talks about the benefits of giving our fullest attention to what the present moments present – acceptance –  because we can only give attention to what we accept. When we start to honour the present moment, life begins to flow with joy and ease, we get a sense of quality, care and love.

3.The past cannot survive in your presence. The author emphasises on how  important it is to deal with the past on a conscious level. To give attention to our present moments, our behaviours, our reactions, moods, thoughts, emotions, fears and desires in order to deal with the past. But not dealing with the past by spending time there.

”Only the present can free you of the past. More time cannot free you of time”

The question ‘what’s going on inside of me at this moment?, I found quite interesting, because it requires self-awareness. It also links to the ability to be as interested in what goes on inside of us as much as what happens on the outside.

There is definitely a learning experience that comes with reading, there is a sense of growth within me since I began reading this book and I really just want it to continue. This is especially important for me considering I spend an average of 6 hours per day on social media(mostly because I manage two accounts, check out my business page @MIO-Prints). The bright side of this is that I get to connect with you guys!

This year is going to be great for all of us, I can feel it!

See you soon,

Florence

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Hey beautiful people,

I hope you are enjoying the series on my visit to Nigeria so far. The feedback has been great, please keep them coming! In today’s post, I will be sharing about the tourist sites I visited in Nigeria, these were part of the ‘to-do list’ I spoke about in the previous post. 

The first touristic attraction I visited was the Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, a city in Ogun State. It was historically found by the Egba people who lived in Abeokuta (literal  meaning is under the rock) and found refuge at the Olumo rock during the inter-tribal wars in the 19thcentury. The rock acted as a sanctuary for these people and was also used as a means of knowing when the enemies approached during the times of war.

The site was  renovated in 2006, an elevator was built in but it was broken and looked irreparable when I arrived at the site! This unfortunately means  Olumo Rock is not accessible to everyone such as wheelchair users or anyone with a disability that impairs their movement. While this was a significant disadvantage to the attraction, it was the only downside of my experience.  A water fountain and a museum were also a  part of the renovations which were also interesting elements on site. In the museum was a collection of African jewellery, furniture, some interesting objects, paintings, drawings and photographs that were all so beautiful.

*This particular piece caught my attention!

Travel Tips

  • Get a tour guide. I did not because I was with my cousins and a friend, they had enough knowledge to keep me informed. But if I were to go again, I would get a tour guide  for the experience.
  • The tour guides don’t charge but you can give them tips. We tipped the young boys who helped us while climbing the rocks because it  felt like the right thing to do. 
  • Gate fee was N2,000, this converts to 4.84 euros which is great. The only other financial aspect you need to consider is your means of transportation and food. We got the car and filled it with petrol and that was it. In total, the entire trip should not be more than N10,000 which is still great as its 24.20 euros.
  • Bring water, you’ll need it while climbing the rocks!

*we were so tiered at this point, I’m not sure if you can see sweat poring down my face while I fake a smile for the camera

 I forgot to mention how proud I am of myself for making it to the top of the rock! 

Lekki Arts and Crafts Market

I also visited the Lekki Arts and Craft Market. It was a brief visit but the market had so much more to offer !  On arriving at the market, we walked around looking through the stalls. My goal was to get a nice African themed picture  so we searched around the market for a stall with the best props and a seller that would agree with our bargain. There was close to 60 stores and probably even more but I have to say it was the most organised market I have ever been to! The only disadvantage to this touristic attraction was the location, the beauty and the gem it had to offer was not recognised.

When we found the right seller, I bought 5 waist bead (you guys know I have an obsession for waist beads) and I got acessories to match with my head wraps. I got lots of great shots! Would you agree with the pictures down below?

Sassy Funke had a whole post dedicated to the craft market, click here to read more on it. The pictures were also a part of her blog post.

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Lekki Conservative Center  

After the Arts Craft Market we headed to the Lekki conservation center-LCC , a nature park. The LCC is a special interest to the Lagos State Government and is listed as one of the most preserved, protected restoration of historical properties and also a huge tourist attraction filled with high species of richness.  The location is set to preserve biodiversity, scenic, natural, scientific and recreational values of the coastal environment in the south-western part of Nigeria. If you love nature and outdoor walks, then you’ll love the LCC. I had so much fun and took way too many pictures to even share, also got a few mosquito bites!

Travel tip

  • Gate fee was N2,000 which includes the canopy walk. The canopy walk is quite scary especially if you don’t like heights but it’s what makes the whole experience so do make sure you stick through it and face your fears!
  • I wore slippers, bad idea! I can’t tell you how many times I slipped or nearly fell. It became ridiculous, save yourself the hassle and wear runners or comfortable shoes.
  • Bring a camera or a phone with a good camera to capture the moments. I am beyond grateful I had a good phone going to Nigeria because I don’t know how I would have captured the entire experience. I really was not keen on bringing my camera for so many reasons and safety being major.
  • Make sure you go with people or at least someone who is not scared of heights and the more the merrier. The whole experience was made by my cousins who I am grateful for cause most of them had been to LCC already. I could not have picked better people to go on this trip with, it was actually one of the highlights of my entire trip!

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my experience on being a tourist in my own country. The three tourist locations I visited I would definitely recommend however, it is something you must experience for yourself to fully understand how unique the experiences were! If you want to see more videos on the trip, it’s all in my highlight on instagram.

Let me know which location you think you’d enjoy most.

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Hey beautiful people,

Happy New Year!!

It somehow almost feels like it’s too late to say happy new year as we’re pretty much half way through this month already however, I would like to wish us all a prosperous year ahead. If you follow me on social media @mouldedinsideout on both facebook and instagram you would have made an observation that I went back home to Nigeria for Christmas. I was also there for the New Year.

I arrived in Lagos on Christmas Eve and so I was still jet lagged on Christmas day, In a way I felt homesick as it was my first time celebrating Christmas away from my own family. This time around I would be celebrating with extended family. It ended up being great as all family is still family. Spending time with my aunt and cousins on that very first day gave me a rather tranquil welcome.

There was loads of food and I had so much by evening I honestly could not breathe from the amount of food I’d eaten. To get a feel of what Nigeria was like on a Christmas night, I insisted on going out that night. We went to ‘Cold Stone Creamery’, an ice-cream confectionary. Even before leaving Dublin, this place had been hyped and also known as Nigeria’s best ice-cream so I was super excited to finally see it. When we got to the Cold Stone in Yaba, the place was jam-packed but the ice-cream was well worth the wait, I can’t even remember the particular flavour I got but it was so good. We chilled for a while and went home right after. This is how I spent my Christmas Day in Nigeria.

Going back home to Nigeria with my entire family in 2016 was an experience that inspired Moulded-Inside-Out. Coming back alone three years later, I felt a need to make it count and discover what Nigeria had to offer. In my first week I learnt 5 life lessons and these helped me through the duration of my trip.

  • A to-do list: As soon as I saw the status of traffic in Lagos and how far my location was from everywhere, I knew I had to create a to-do-list in order to achieve everything I wanted to do in the short space of time I had. I wrote down a list of places I needed to visit, the people I needed to meet and the experiences I wished for. It wasn’t easy but I’m glad I achieved most of what was on my list. The things I was unable to achieve were and  due mostly to traffic, not having a personal driver, safety and my location. Quick Tip *if you want to enjoy your trip to Nigeria, make sure you sort out your means of transportation whether taxi, uber or a personal driver because it is going to be your biggest limitation!
*In the picture down below, I had actually just finished writing my to-do list
  • Being Present in the moment: I got to experience the beauty of being present in the moment. To be honest it was non-negotiable! Lagos is a bustling city filled with a lot of ‘hasty people’. The moment I stepped out of the house, I had to be alert and sharp. But I love that aspect of living in Nigeria because it helped me to live in my present experience.
  • Stay Hydrated : I lost my appetite and almost got dehydrated in my first few days (my aunt would say I was dehydrated my entire trip because I struggled to drink water). I guess it was the drastic change in weather and lifestyle that got to me. But as the days went by I tried to force myself to eat and drink at least a bottle of water per day.
  • Curtsy: Being polite seemed absurd to everyone I met. Whenever I said thank you to anyone who offered a service I was stared at. One time, I said thank you to the motorcyclist and my cousin looked at me, rolled his eyes and said ‘Itunu, you paid him, so why are you saying thank you??’. I could not get my head around that whole idea and philosophy but I continued to say thank you for every service offered because it was the right thing to do.

  •  Empathy and not sympathy:  After the first few days, I made a conscious decision to stop sympathising and feeling sorry for everyone living in Nigeria. Seeing young  children being stripped of their innocence as they street hawked buying and selling, being expected to hustle just as adults to survive made me angry. I could not help but feeling sorry for the general population because of the lack of security, the hardship people lived on a daily basis and the general lifestyle. I saw civilisation but corruption was overpowering. It was becoming subconsciously draining, and so I had to make a  conscious effort to empathise with the people as opposed to sympathising with them. I needed to focus on the positive aspects because without a doubt there is so much beauty to be discovered in Nigeria, even the culture alone was something to be reckoned with. Making this conscious decision allowed me to enjoy my trip, I mean it was hard but i had to remind myself that three weeks was way too short to change a whole nation! It just goes to show how much power we have over our own minds.  I will share about my trip to Nigeria in a series because it’s the best way to capture the different aspects of the trip. In my next post i will be sharing about becoming a tourist in my own country. Stay tuned
I actually can’t remember what was being said that made me laugh this much lol The best crew to roll with!

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See you soon,

Florence

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Hey beautiful people,

It feels like a whole year has passed since I last sat down to write a blog post! The last couple of weeks have been hectic and by far one of the most challenging experience of my entire year. Through my conversations with others about  Christmas and the holiday season, it seems there is a general agreement that this season can be overwhelming. The emotions and vibes are a mixture of  excitement, anticipation, irritation and resentment. For me one of the destructing part of this season is knowing that over a 9,000 people will wake up on Christmas Day homeless. Whether sleeping in cars, tents, trains, buses or on the street (sleeping rough). From my experience of working with homeless people, I also know it can be a sensitive time as reality kicks in on Christmas Day. While I don’t intend for this post to leave you feeling downcast. I want it to be a gentle reminder to us all to take a moment to stop wishing about anything and everything but to be grateful. Grateful for all the ‘ups’ and ‘downs’, all the amazing experiences and opportunities and the not so good ones. After going through an emotional roller coaster, I am now spending the next few days being grateful of the little things. Sometimes we take things like having a roof over our head or being surrounded by loved ones for granted! But not everyone is privileged with this…

We all know Christmas has lost its true essence and about the learning of the birth of Jesus. It is much more about families getting together, giving (hopefully receiving) , Santa coming and decorating beautiful trees which is all equally great and exciting! But please don’t break your bank trying to get presents. For example, I like to wait until Stephen’s Day/ Boxing Day to take advantage of bargains and special offers because the New Year is around the corner and you don’t want to be broke in the first month of a new year. Also remember to treat yourself and buy yourself a present too!

I will be celebrating Christmas in a very different way this year and I cannot wait to share it with you all.I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas  filled with fun, peace and happiness

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See you soon,

Much love Florence

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Hey beautiful people,

I was invited to my first public speaking event !!! It was a TED-Talk experience organised by a society called ‘We-are-purposeful-movement’ in Maynooth University ,Ireland. Before I move on, I would just like to take a moment to appreciate opportunities like this because it makes me realise how lucky I am to do what I do.  I am so grateful and I just want to thank you so much for the continuous support!

Okay let’s get into today’s post!

Favour Oboyo, the Vice President of the society was very specific on what they wanted me to talk about. The Experience was to be centred around the theme of who I was with purpose. It involved me sharing about my understanding of what made me unique and original and how I felt  this has lead me towards finding my purpose.The room was filled with young enthusiastic people, who were eager to learn, the  atmosphere seemed so open minded and non-judgemental which was just great.

I spoke about my passion for blogging, what life events happened  that lead to the bold step to start my blog journey and how this has enabled me to live a purposeful life. I shared about my background, the struggles I had faced, I shared about my top blog posts and the responses and the impact that had on me. I particularly shared about the insecurities I once had (click here) and the courage it took to share this openly. I spoke about the various  opportunities I have experienced such as winning a competition with the Irish Times for Africa Day in Ireland. This including the various companies I have worked with including PrettyLittleThings. Most importantly of course, I spoke about you guys- my beautiful readers without you the show would not have continued!

There was also a discussion panel made up of five incredible individuals who were also making a difference in their own rights. It was lead by the president Esther Ade and the questions asked ranged from where they started, the obstacles they faced in their lives and many more. A lot of the discussion was inspirational while some I was able to relate with iimmidiately in my daily living. I took loads of notes and just thought I would share quotes that stood out to me:

‘Being unique can just be you being you’

‘Not everything that happens to you is your fault. But with whatever action you take, you have a responsibility’ 

”You will continually face emotional obstacles if you are emotionally dependent on people

I would like to use this moment to thank the team at ‘we-are-purposeful-movement’ . Thank you for choosing Moulded-Inside-Out to come and share her story and vision. The experience was surreal and has proved to me that there is power in words and speaking things into existence. I am  just excited to the many other doors of opportunity blogging will open for me. Also, the organisation of the actual event, the warm welcome I received, the culture of the society how people related and were respected was absolutely impressive.

I want to challenge you to take that bold step towards your passion. Follow your heart, listen to that still voice. At the end of the day you have nothing to lose, the worse that will happen is you’ll fail or fall and if so you just need to get back up and start again.  Take the bold step, don’t limit yourself and believe that one day someone will take notice of what you are doing and send that email! I hope you guys could feel my excitement through out the post but most importantly, I hope you have been inspired.

Here are the Panelist:

  • Esther Ade the President of the society – click here
  • Sammie from ‘Let’s talk goals with Sammie’- click here
  • Ellen, a Keyboardist at Ellenomello – click here
  • Daniel Buckley a photographer from- click here, I am sure you know I connected with him immediately- click here
  • Leon Diop, the president of the student union in MaynoothUniversity- click here

See you soon

Florence.

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