About a year ago, I wrote an article titled “As you grow”, http://missgatere.blogspot.co.ke/2015/03/as-you-grow.html
Safe to say, it was a hit; perhaps because many people felt that they could relate with what I wrote.
In that one year since, I have learned way more than I probably knew then. I have been through different experiences; from starting to work for Redbull Kenya, to being in my fourth year in school for the second year (That’s a story for another day), to participating in and winning the Miss Earth Kenya 2015 competition, to travelling to Austria and meeting eighty six beautiful ladies from all over the world. It has been a huge learning experience. Guaranteed.
Did you ever hear of a phrase “trust nobody but God and yourself”? I have always lived by this mantra. Not because I find people repulsive, but experience has taught me better than to trust anyone and/or everyone.
I have always been the type of person that will go out of their way to help people achieve or move forward. I believe in being a good person. I also believe in “one good deed a day”. But here is what I learned. See, the people that you see on the streets and possibly frown upon or feel are beneath you, those are the best people. Be nice to them. One good deed can change your life. Why? The vibrations you send to the universe come right back at you. It’s true.
But interestingly enough, there’s people that you feel are on the same page as you. You feel that helping them is like helping a friend; but unfortunately, when you don’t know the difference between an entitled person and a person in need, you will find that you will be greatly disappointed.
It’s never about being seen. It’s about who you are. How you were raised up. How you chose to live.
It all boils down to who you are. They say, the same hot water that softens the potato hardens the egg.
In the last year, unfortunately, I encountered a situation wherein the person I was meant to look up to to guide me in my journey to Austria insisted that I change the person that I was. Why? In a bid to “win” the international title. I declined. I am a firm believer in being true to myself and I felt that the person that I am is far bigger than a plastic person to be presented to a board.
This got me into a lot of trouble. I faced threats of dethronement. Why? Because I chose to be myself.
But like I always say, I do serve a living God. The national director never listened to this, and Austria happened.
Why am I sharing this? I feel that lessons learned are worth sharing.
Staying true to who you are, being yourself amidst trials is the biggest challenge. But how you were born is exactly how you are meant to be. Let no one tell you otherwise.
My mantra, BE BOLD, BE YOU!