- Everyone has a story that chronicles how far they have come in life.
- In most cases, a large number often have to go through a lot of hardship before they can make it.
A Nigerian man recently shared details of his life’s story via Instagram. He wrote about how he lost his parents at a young age but that did not stop him from making it as a tailor. He also revealed he had to do many menial jobs to survive.
Read his story below:
I'm a fashion designer with at least 8 years’ experience. Before this trade, I was into so many hustles because there was nobody to guide me. Both my parents died before I clocked age 7. After their demise, us 3 siblings were shared amongst relatives, and such experience can't be compared with living with one's real parents.
I was a bricklayer, caterer, and even an Arabic scholar that would pray at events just to make money. Then one day, it hit me that all these wouldn’t pay me because I still had to think of taking care of my future wife and children, so my future became the most important thing.
I went to relatives to assist me with money to help my situation but they said they weren’t concerned and so I went to look for a place to learn Tailoring. With time, my boss liked me and asked if I really was interested in the trade and if so, I needed to have a guarantor and my guardian stood in. Soon after, I excused my boss, returned for my freedom and now at 25, I have this shop and an apartment for myself.
My advice to fellow youth is to be determined and focused. Live like you have no one because nobody really cares. Also, put God first and everything else will prosper. This profession is my passion. It was my late dad’s profession.
It is in my blood because any day I don’t work, I don’t get myself. I’m proud I don’t hang around corners smoking hemp or asking people for money for food. With this trade, I get what I want, when due and I also assist my family, unlike my days as a caterer when me and my colleagues were usually ripped off.
I believe I'm going to be successful because I'm not lazy. When the time is right, God will give me the knowledge to take good care of my children and I will tell them the story of how nobody stood for me because whatever I do for them while I’m alive is my gift to them.
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