Sometimes, we encounter people who hold the same candle we do; the exact same dream we hold burns within their soul. In such moments we might be tempted to slack off or to stop altogether – someone’s already handling it, so why should I? In that moment, remember this: The people who walk the same path as you are a candle unto your soul. Your fears, hopes, joys, doubts, trials, triumphs? They understand, they get it. For it’s theirs too, they share in it. Step out of the shadows, join together, illuminate each other.
Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com. A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.