Wow, it truly feels like just yesterday I was twiddling my thumbs trying to think up a logo design for Erayọ. And now I'm sat here, still twiddling my thumbs extremely nervous to release this website I've been working so diligently on for the past few months.
The way time flies...
It's funny how both situations mirror themselves. In both scenarios, I've found myself anxiously stepping out of my comfort zone. I feel as though people focus too much on the 'out of my comfort zone' and less on the 'stepping out.' Ultimately, a step is a STEP. No matter how big or small it is, it's a tiny progression and exercise of faith in your ability to grow as a person. To enhance yourself and experience a whole new world. (I really don't know how Disney references always creep up into my sentences but once again, I'm a huge fan LOL)
I won't lie, I've struggled and I still struggle looking past what appears to be a failure and acknowledging the small victories that we all have daily. I've validated my worth by Instagram likes too many a time and in stepping into the shoes of a young Entrepreneur, I've felt so worried that all my energy spent into building this brand would simply be a waste, as nobody would be interested. Even typing this, I get a gut-wrench feeling of fear.
But truly, what is 'fear'?
an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.
(I apologise, I'm big on definitions, Law student and that ;))
Even the dictionary's meaning of it showcases it to be a negative presence. My faith as a Christian and child of God tells me 'For God has not given you a spirit of fear', so ask me - why does it still linger? Why do I still feel as though things will end just as quickly as they started?
I've allowed Fear to control my life for too long and refuse to allow it control this business I've curated so carefully.
I refuse to allow it control my life that has so many more years to enjoy.
I will remain excited for the future, for my future, for Erayọ's future.
And with that, I welcome you to my little hub of thoughts - the Erayọ Blog which will allow me, Tolu Karunwi to have a voice and communicate with you all about my experiences as a Young Entrepreneur navigating my faith, school and this business.
I hope to impart some of the skills I've learnt and hopefully learn from you in the process so do comment if you feel there's something you'd like to ask, add, put across - all of this is welcomed. But since we're on the topic - negativity is not allowed, in any form. We're here to uplift one another and I pray that's what I am able to do, in any little way I can.
Ciao il bel mondo!
- Tolz ♡