Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] You just know things will never be the same

There is a pivotal moment in every circumstance, where change is palpable.
Where you just know that things will never be the same

There comes a time when enough is enough, when you are at a point of no
return, when you just know that this is it, no turning back! When you know
that you know that you know What happens when you chicken out as you reach to that point? What do you

The thing is, when you discover and know the truth you cannot undo finding
out and knowing the truth. Acting like you don't know sets you up for pressure, as we say here, and
heartache and even illness. You cannot go back into a state of not knowing.

I know when it is time for me to make a move, I know, I truly do and saying
I don't know is no longer a part of my vocabulary when I know but I don't
want to act, even if I don't know my new mantra is "I will figure it out"

Fear is a hell of a hold! I get scared, I mean scared like a bat in the
light - feel the fear and do it anyway I chant over and over again and I
jump and boom! the parachute opens. Scared or not I know that things have
to, must change because I know the truth and I cannot go back to not
knowing. The fear of facing the truth is less than the freedom from taking
action and coming out on the other side.

When the fear takes hold of me I invite it in and have a chat with it - a
nice long chat, we sometimes cuse each other, for a slight minute and then
we become friends again. And here's the thing some of the scariest things you do leads you to the
biggest lessons- sometimes they may not have an ending that you desire -
and many many times it is even better than ever imagined.


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/15/2016 12:42:00 pm

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
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer