I used to be so sad, because I felt like I wasn’t really doing much in the world. I used to want to fight everyone, so focused on destroying and not creating. I used to care about what people thought of what I said. There was so much I wanted to say all of the time, getting into arguments for ego reasons. Now I do way more than I say. I am a lot happier because I know that I am positively affecting people daily. I read up on the racial dichotomy and learned to articulate myself, which made me less anxious that I was going to get into a debate with someone about race and know what I want to say, but not how they say it. How many people had that before?
Diet helped a lot, when I switched to a plant based diet I got happier. If you want to do it, just do it. I’m not about to be your nutritional consultant because I don’t have the time. Way more people have asked me for things for themselves, rather than how can we make a positive difference in the lives of others. Also I don’t have all of the answers, I don’t pretend like I do. I just know my heart is in the right place l, so I will do what is necessary for the children and people who want to support them. A lot of the time I am creating a plan out of thin air and then committing to it, its conviction that keeps me going not convenience. When the hype dies it’s just you and your team, once you take on the responsibility of human beings, you can’t just give them up like a bad project. This work isn’t for pictures, it’s to make a difference, the pictures help get support, but if someone gave me much money you wouldn’t really see me, I’d just make sure stuff got done, then you could come visit the projects. I’d never do the work of the people in secret, because people need to see examples of good work. What’s going on in my life? Jamaica, we are just about to get all of the stuff from the contractor for the complete cost of the school, the roof is still being fixed, taking longer than I would have liked. I will be fundraising privately and publicly for the project soon. Ghana, we have secured some major money for the school, we will have the build of our pan African technology school underway very soon. More below :)