By Moyinoluwa Okunloye
I recently embarked on a journey to acquire new knowledge…… in governance. It is the least area that anyone that is familiar with me would think that I would be interested in. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t have predicted my pursuit of such knowledge 5 years ago. However, I was nudged into it based on my recent quest into global governance and policies, especially for civil society. And oh! It’s being a bittersweet experience. Bitter because I no longer have my evenings to myself (I often catch myself asking why I would subject myself to these again) and sweet because I am getting exposed to so much knowledge in the simplest terms possible. Every evening, I get to learn from thought leaders from different fields of knowledge, from every part of the world who not only talk about implementing change but who go as far as getting their hands on deck to make it happen.
I do not have a political ambition. I have never had it in me to contest any election (not even while I was in school) and I still do not have such intention, but I am very passionate about equity, social justice, poverty eradication, education and respect for the dignity of all human persons. And if I will be very active in any of these areas, if I will be effective in lending my voice and hands to all or any of these issues, I felt it was best to learn about the policies that could make them come to being, the politics around the systems of government as well as rub minds with some of the people who are going to help make these things happen in future. The experience remains mind blowing to me. I am spent everyday after three hours of amassing so much depths but I leave motivated to be the change. No one can really be on the fence anymore anyway, with the way the world is going. You are either helping to make things happen or you are a part of the people causing the problems.
So I got involved.
I will like to say that that’s the reason I have been MIA for so long. But that would be a lie. I have actually been psychologically fatigued. I have not felt motivated about alot of things lately. I have only being still, paying mind to only a few things. That state of mind has not been bad and I don’t know if I am out of that funk yet, but I do know that I am not in a rush to just get involved in things just for the sake of it. That is not to say that this does not matter to me because this is where I reflect, vent, motivate and get motivated. However, I have not felt like doing most of these things for some time now.
I have noticed that a few people joined the list of subscribers and I am elated. I am honored that something compelled you to want to read more from this place. This is my diary and I am honored that you find it worth reading. I do hope that each time you get a notification of post from me or whenever you decide to read previous posts, that I indeed earn the privilege of your time. I do not take you for granted. You all are in my inner circle and I love you.