Who are you?
Ask yourself that questions staring into the mirror?
Describe what you see…
SEVEN (7) Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself
Inspired by Lolly Daskal Blog post I am Confident
- I Trust my Intuition
- I am Honest
- I am Courageous
- I am Trustworthy
- I am a person of Integrity
- I am Loyal
Hold that thought as I introduce myself.
We all know the same famous line from The Help, “ You is kind, You is Smart, You is Important. Well, scratch that. We are all kind, smart, and important in our own little way. Ask yourself, what makes you unique? Without using the common words to describe yourself, what can you say about yourself? What do you value about yourself?
“Our first job in life as women, I think, is to get to know ourselves. And I think a lot of times we don’t do that. We spend our time pleasing, satisfying, looking out into the world to define who we are—listening to the messages, the images, the limited definitions that people have of who we are.” – Michelle Obama
My name is Nadia Jalloh, I was named after my Grandmother, and a nurse that helped deliver me…. The name Nadia means “hope.” “Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have isn’t permanent” – Jean Kerr. In Arabic, Nadiyyah means “tender”, “delicate” or “the calling”. Urban dictionary would describe me as a beautiful, sweet, kind, loving girl who is all about peace. Nadia wants everyone happy, sounds accurate…
“There is a limited box that we are put in, and if we live by that limited definition, we miss out on a lot of who we are. But it takes taking the time to know who you are to be able to deal with the onslaught of negative messages that you’re bound to get. So for me, I came into this with a pretty clear sense of myself. And some of that comes with age. Some of that comes with experience.”
As I make the transition to adulthood, I have only one question, “Who is Nadia?” Over the years I’ve been doing some self-discovery.. Just like anybody, I have had some trials and errors in my life, but I’ve met some amazing people, and I continue to learn from whatever source I can. I love how things present themselves in my life. I appreciate every bit of energy flowing in the essence of who I’m becoming.
“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah
What I see when I look in the mirror:
I AM AFRICAN
Despite the many labels and identities in the world imposed on me, before I knew I was black, I knew I was Fula. What does it mean to be Fula? Culture came first before the color of my skin. My confidence and beauty come from my culture.
I TRUST MY BELIEFS
I AM STRONG
I AM COURAGEOUS
I AM LOVING
I AM STYLISH
I am a multipotentialite!
“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” – Michelle Obama
Images by: Eze Ebiringa
WHO ARE YOU?
“Attitude” motto is to “Invest in yourself, and Embrace your Uniqueness!.
Enjoy the journey, Your Journey.