There’s a certain magic to living in New York City and being a dreamer. Maybe it’s the energy that emanates out of the skyscrapers in Manhattan or the way the city lights take on a personality of their own at night. Either way, there’s just something mystical about wanting to change the world and having the city back you up on that.
So armed with this feeling, I decided to embark on a creative adventure this summer. I set a goal for myself to redesign my website, write two books and a whitepaper and launch a podcast all by late August. Why? You ask.
Why would you do all this writing and work? What about the outdoor concerts in the city or the amazing atmosphere in Central Park during the summer. Well my counter to your why is why not? If we only live life once, I consider it a disservice not to live our lives to the fullest, so I am simply doing my version of that.
That being said, of course I will enjoy the outdoors in the city and bask in the atmosphere but I will also set out to accomplish my goals.
The subject of all this content will be about navigating through different cultures and embracing one’s global identity. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and even at an early age I have been fascinated by other cultures and what makes them tick. Even now as I am living in my 13th home, fifth country, and fourth continent, my itch has not lessened one bit. In fact, all I see is opportunity around me.
- Opportunity to erase conflict and understand each other.
- Opportunity to celebrate diversity and…
- Opportunity to help create the next set of global leaders.
I am aware that this is a lofty goal and my goodness it is, but like Alicia Keys sang in “Empire State Of Mind”, “big lights will inspire you”. And that’s exactly what living in this amazing city for 10 months has done to me. It has reawakened my desire to teach and has strengthened me enough to chase a dream. A dream that I have absolutely no idea if I will achieve or not – stay tuned.
There’s a certain magic to living in New York City and being a dreamer.