Dear Sister

By Racheal Kiiza

Learning is a continuous journey……

Learning a skill that you are not familiar with, is tough.  I would know with having watched you learn, master and work your magic with a brush and make up.  You are good at this thing!  Thank you for constantly catering to my hair and make-up needs.  You are the mobile salon I never had and every girl should possess.

I have noticed that this new skill leaves you feeling inadequate, disheartened and discouraged. I see the look of fear in your eyes. It breaks my heart.

Learning a new skill or trade can be heart wrenching since you are in a murky and unfamiliar territory. You want everything to be perfect. But you forget that when starting out you are bound to make mistakes, get emotionally bruised when criticized, or asked to repeat till you get it right.

Whatever the case, it is challenging, tiring, annoying and leaves you feeling sorry for yourself. But that’s just the start of the journey!  Enjoy the ups and DOWNS. Growth comes from experiences, attitude, thought patterns. TRUST ME

There is light in your darkness. I know the uncertainty everyday presents is killing you but you are making progress. I am proud of you for giving it a try.

My dear, let the process be. Don’t try to quicken it or shorten it; SAVOR IT. Be happy to make mistakes.  Mistakes do not make you stupid or incapable, but simply guide you on your journey.  Always remember you are human and no immune to making mistakes.

Keep learning and soaring.  The sky is never the limit.

PS:  To all my African sisters, enjoy your own learning curve and be the best at it. Sharpen your skill set and never be afraid to try. The world needs you.

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