Aaron Akpu PhilipThe Vault6 Comments

Dear friends,

It was the year 2006, I was the senior prefect (Head Boy) in St. John Bosco Secondary School Doma, Nasarawa State. As a senior prefect (the only prefect with a red beret) and the number one student in the school, I commanded so much power and respect, yet I had not completely figured it out. I was “NOT SURE” what I wanted to do after school, I was not sure where my life was headed. I simply kept climbing.

I had lost my mother at this time but I did not know I will lose my father too.
I did not know I will not get into University immediately after graduation.
I did not know I will become a Community Development Worker.
I did not know I will go on to win numerous international scholarships.
I did not know a lot of things.
All I did was keep climbing my ladder of life.

Where are you now?
Why are beating yourself too hard for not having a job?
Why are you angry at yourself for not having secured the contract?
Why are you upset that you are still unmarried and your friends are?
Why are you upset that you have not secured that scholarship yet?

It is human to be upset and angry. It is a necessary feeling that elicits the passion to keep you hungry for personal growth.

Keep climbing your ladder of life.

As long as you are still on the ladder, you will get to the top.
Do not fall off your ladder. Keep climbing.

NOTE: Before you talk about my shoe and trouser, just know that I had a terrible fashion designer then and did not have wardrobe allowance. I ended up sacking him.😀

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  1. This is just what I needed, at this point I’m quite confused on how my life will go after school, especially the career path to follow.

    I do know as I go foward, it will keep getting clearer.

  2. Thank you for this Aaron. I’ve not being happy with myself. I feel frustrated and feel like I’m a failure.
    I have the wrong set of friends, they are into cyber crime and are doing well even driving cars. when I talk about getting a fully funded scholarship to do my MSC abroad, they see me as a fool. They call me names for not joining them.
    When I talk about learning cyber security as a skill, they call me names. I learnt the introduction to cyber security from Cisco with my cracked infinix hot5 1gb ram fone. I also participated in a cyber security virtual internship with my fone. Imaging doing several zoon meetings with a 1gb ran fone. Space issues mehn…

    It was stressful and annoying but I made sure I completed the course sha… Graduated last year but still haven’t gotten my documents or gone for nysc due to the strike. I’m just at home doing any free online tech course i see, retweeting your tweets and getting more information’s about scholarships. Most times I just need someone to talk to but have none. I hope and pray things get better…😔

    Sorry for the long write up. I just want to talk

  3. Been so depressed this year. Thank you for this. It seems you are talking about me because everything you said is just the cause of my depression

    1. I am privileged that my story resonates with you strongly. Keep climbing your ladder of life. There is light at the end of the tunnel. You are a winner Precious.

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