Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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

 

Transitions are Part of Journey

Without exception, when the moment of THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE, NOW, has arrived, all of us have felt side-swiped by that moment. It’s not convenient. It’s a moment that acts as both our albatross and our lighthouse, in equal measure. Kate Courageous 

The time to change, the time for change,  the time for a shift happens for me when I am going through discomfort. When things in my life seem t be ging haywire. I don't usually know how this change  will manifest itself in reality and I have stopped wondering because usually when it manifests it blows my mind, because it is a gazillion times better than what I thought it would be.

Sometimes it is hard, as humans we like comfort, we love certainty, we want assurance that all is well. In a transition period those are not guranteed...at all.

But it doesn't always have to be hard, when we let go, it becomes easier. Letting go does not mean giving up or settling, it means trusting the process, doing the wrk and trusting your intuition.

I say this to remind myself. There are so many transitions happening with me at the moment. I will be honest, I want it to stop. I want comfort and certainty. I want peace. I want results.

We cannot move to the next level with comfort and certainty. Risk is required.

Risk and uncertainty are the qualities that bring out faith and trust. Two other essential qualities that are required on the Journey.


The discomfort is part of the Journey. Accept that and it will help

Discomfort meaning doing new things that may scare you. Discomfort meaning feeling inconvenienced. Discomfort may mean vulnerability. 

Do a new thing.

Do a new thing.

Do a new thing.

Peace

 

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