Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker

 

Who Are You Becoming?

We have yet to know the person we will be a year from now. And between now and that point will be conversations and experiences and challenges and life surprises and who knows what else that will yet again and once more introduce you to some unknown part of you. Carolyn Myss


One of the bonuses of achieving goals or even going after goals is who you become in the process. The qualities that you gain on the journey to the goals you set out


The courage

the discipline, 

the wisdom, 

the compassion, 

the forgiveness. 


These are some of  the qualities you gain in achieving the clear goals that you have set for yourself. 


I heard before that the lessons are on the path, and the path is the journey. I get it

The qualities   you gain on that journey hold you in good stead for the next phase of the journey, and the beauty of this life is if one does not master the lesson events are repeated to give you another chance to, and sometimes the second chance can be helpful


Often times I found myself always wanting to be somewhere else, doing something else, with someone else. The old, tomorrow theory. I want to be doing something else! It's a trick, a set up

Right where I am is where I am suppose to be! This is it, this is the place where the lessons, the fun, the love, the everything reside. Right here in this moment

I remember when I realise this an started p[racticing it, I was sitting on a stool in Kampala wanting to be somewhere else and I looked up and I just felt a sense of peace and a voice saying it's right here boo, whatever you are looking for is right here! I stopped and started. I stopped wishing to be somewhere else and was present in every moment- got me two books and a peace that passes all unerstanding

Today I am reminded that I am here, be here, now, paying attention



Who are you becoming on the journey?  Are you paying attention to who you are becoming? Do you even care?

Pay attention

Peace


Akosua is on the Why Are You Here in DC Tour?

Catch it, share it, do it

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School