I am a Libran born in the eighties to both parents who were teachers and living in a single bedroom apartment in the Western Area(Freetown, Cox street, Cassell Farm) of Sierra Leone. During those times and for a large part of my life, my parents were struggling, as in those days and even now teaching is considered one of the lowest paid jobs in Sierra Leone. There was a saying that people would compare poverty to being a teacher, “Po Po Teacher”.(In my local dialect-Krio).They did every thing in their power to make a happy life for us and for their capability I would say it was better than most, considering Sierra Leone is considered one of the poorest countries in the world.
At an early age, my parent instilled in us about the importance of going to school and getting an education. With that in mind I did my best to be better in school. I spent two years in what is considered Pre-K (UMC Urban center) and then proceeded to a school called St Theresa for the first two years of my life. I can say for sure that during those years I cannot really remember much about my life or my experiences but I was told that we had a happy life, considering our status. My parents were awesome, they made it work.
My brother was born two years after me and my sister another two and a half years after my brother.Before going onto class three(3) or grade 3 there was a big change in our family and that changed the whole course of my being which helped shape my life today. Our lives did change greatly and as kids we never knew the extent its impact would have in our lives.
I will stop here for now but in my next blog you would find out about this change and its effect on my family.
This just sums it up for me ” Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, and rearranged to relocate us to the place we re meant to be” Anonymous, from my sister’s WhatsApp wall.
I should be around two to three years in this picture. Can’t say for sure 🙂
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I sometimes wonder how or why when two people have a conversation(whether good/bad) about person a person, then one person goes and reports to the other party who was not present during this conversation.
For the purpose of this conversation I would call them persons A, B,C respectively. Person A and B talk about person C ,but person A goes ahead and explain to Person C what was discussed. Person C gets mad at Person B,and doesn’t really talk to you anymore only becuase of what someone else said, even though they are just getting one side of the story.
Is it right for person C to be mad at person B when you dont know what person A said in the conversation about you? You have only heard what one person has to say, What about what they all said during this conversation? Remember there are two sides to a story and in the middle is the truth.
In my opinion , I would first like to know what brought the conversation up in the first place and if you really like me and want me to know about what was said why didnt you stop it there and then instead of waiting for everytihng to have been said before coming back to me.
People who are always in the middle are those that we should shy away from because they would encourage a conversation with you and then go behind your back and talk about what you said forgetting about what they said.
Have you ever been in a situation like this? Please tell me your story and lets talk about it below.
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Just my thought.
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I am a mum with three beautiful kids, a girl and two boys, married in school studying to gain a masters in Education and a substitute teacher as well. I have such a great and happy life and lots of turnarounds but I can’t complain.
I live in the US coming from Sierra Leone and seeing the differences in my life and what I have seen, I would like to share some of these to you all.
This is my life and every detail will tell you my thoughts, my mind, my experiences and what my daily activities would normally look like.
I am the eldest in my family with a brother and sister whom all live in the US in different states from me. I lived in the UK for some years(I will tell you all about it later and how I ended up being married right now).
My parent live in Sierra Leone and my dad is a pastor and a civil servant and my mum is a teacher.
There is a lot more that I would like to tell you but first please like my page leave a comment and I would definitely reply to you.
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