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] I chose and I am proud

I chose peace over chaos and I am proud of my choice.

I chose spirituality over materialism and I am proud of my choice.

I chose to dream more dreams rather than to live a nightmare and I am proud
of my choice.

I chose to embrace real life rather than get lost in a fantasy and I am
proud of my choice.

Natalie Stewart

So I rented a car from the airport, they were supposed to have the car
ready for when I get in. They had the wrong day and there were no cars
available at the time and may not have for a while "they didn't know as it
was a busy time but we apologize for the inconvenience and will do our best
to get you one as soon as possible" I stood there and had to make a choice.
What would it be? I want to maintain my peace and I want to let them know I
was also quite disappointed having made these arrangements well in advance.
So I said to the guy very calmly "I am quite disappointed, can I get a car
and how long will it take I know shit happens I want to maintain my peace
and leave here with a car" He stopped for a few seconds and said "thank you
I appreciate your patience I will make you one happy lady with a car as
soon as possible" I was out of the airport in just under 2 hours, tired but
peaceful. Choices and consequences

This morning, the same car, broke down I was on my way to run, I called the
company, same guy, he had a litany of excuses,I was getting annoyed, my
voice started raising and then it clicked, what is the best choice right
now? I stopped and told him the same thing " I am disappointed AGAIN and I
require a car, what say you?" He brought a replacement and said, to me "I
was expecting a serious blowout, we keep disappointing you"

I told him, this ain't about you bro! But be prepared for consequences!

So what choices have you made that you are proud of?


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/02/2016 02:30:00 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