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Nature vs Nurture

I fell in love. So hard and so bad. So quickly and so fast. I never thought I would. I don’t even think I ever will. But I did. And it was almost always rosy…

They say we’ll all eventually conform. That we’ll be our own truest nature. Nature over nurture anyday. I’m not so sure. I’ll choose nurture. All day, any day. And I’m not sure I’d regret it.

I fell in love. And it meant the world to me. I keep falling in love. With different things. Different people. Different policies. Different principles. Different problems.

Will I ever change? I’m not sure I ever will. But no. Nature never wins over nurture… Not so long as (😂KNUST JHS😂) Our Lord & God reigns!!!!!

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Can I keep Quiet?

#Reflections #MentalHealth

It is very important to know who you are.

ALWAYS know yourself, and rationalise EVERYTHING you do to yourself. Know your reasons. Know your whys and why nots. And know your safe spaces. Know who will listen to you when you are in trouble, know who will not. Know whose advice you can trust and know whose advice you cannot.

I just embarked on a discovery journey… (graciously made possible by #TheLockdown).

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INSPIRATION

She is not always inspired. Occasionally, she gets a rock-solid bullet of inspiration from mundane activities.

UNRETIRED by Baba Mahama

NETFLIX’s movie series.

GREY’S ANATOMY. Because Doctors Rock!!

POEMS.

MAYA ANGELOU’s PHENOMENAL WOMAN

WGHS because she found Maya there.

GOD. Because his word is true. Always.

Family. Because they are human. They have their faults, but they have their strengths too. And she loves them so much!

GIRL RISING stories. Because they talk about people who overcame huge difficulties to get to where they are.

WOMEN DELIVER because they achieve great things. Things she would like to do someday.

LEADERSHIP stories.

GHANA because she is proudly Ghanaian.

TBC…

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To Lois, UG.

Because she inspired me…

Young girl in that remote corner who is hardly ever seen. Today Lois tells you: You can do it. You only need to dream, then act! It. Is. Always. Possible.

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Dreams

To the African Girl who believes she can.

I never dream. Ask me in the morning and I’ll tell you that I never dream insignificant dreams. Yesterday that is what I told someone. Today, I told someone else.

But it was all untrue. I could only sleep because I had left all my problems in the hands of my creator…

TBC.

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Lifestyle Lost.

Till Daybreak…

I felt numb. Like I was dying. All hope seemed lost. My entire world was shutting down. My whole heart was fragmenting into a million tiny pieces.

He said he would be here. He said he would sponsor me. He said he would…

He gave me countless assurances. That I should not worry. That God was in control. That he would always be here to support me. That he would forever hold me close… Hold me tight.

I believed him. With all my heart and soul. All the fibres of my inner being… I WAS NOT going to let this one go. I was going to do all I can to keep him. Resuscitation if need be… 1… 2… 3… Breathe. 1… 2… 3… BREATHE!!! But he was not breathing. I screamed, kicked, punched at walls. Yelled, wailed and cried. But he just did not wake up to re—

He just needed to assure me that it would all be okay. A re-assurance of my worth was not needed. I just needed, needed so bad to know that I had not failed. That I would not fail. That I simply CANNOT fail. Because of He who lives in me…

I was ready to go all out for it. Work hard. Pray hard. Live hard. Enjoy hard. Damn the consequences. And then GBAM!

HE LEFT.

He left me with no one. Nobody to hold. No one to cheer for me. No one to pull me up. No one to tell me I could do this medical school business. I felt angry. Then I said no, it is not true. It just can’t be. I am a medical doctor. I am an amazing, even phenomenal woman of God. Why do I, just me. Why do I personally have to go through this???? Where was Jeremiah 33.3 when i needed support? Why did it have to be this way? WHY????? AM I still a sinner? Have I committed some greatly grandiose and murderous sin that the Lord needs to punish me for? To teach me a lesson?

It cannot be. It is not. Because God said, and keeps saying that it is well with my soul. So Father Lord, I believe!!!! Just help my unbelief. In Jesus Name!

Dedicated to Kofi, and Isaac. The Lord always, always comforts.

#AkuaPokuahWrites #Tried&Tested

Also dedicated to my personal Barnabas, my personal Agabus and Paul. One unknown woman who keeps praying for me from far far away… WAYA ASKIN!! Always remember that someone somewhere is praying for you…

  • Never give up hope.
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To the African Child.

This may just end up turning into an African Child Blog… But that’s alright.

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Hardworkers vs Lazy People.

Dedicated to Afia Baah, Class of 2022.

I am a lazy girl. But she is a hard working girl.

TBC… 🤣

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I have fallen in love. Again and again and again.

There are some people I told. Others I did not. But never once did they tell me that I MUST MARRY them and have their kids. I simply told them I wouldn’t. I couldn’t. I had too much ahead of me to be sidetracked.

I still speak to them. I still hear from them. They still love me. I still love them. Some, so much that it can hurt.

But I press on. Just because I know I can. And love can wait. Because it will always come along.

Other things cannot. Like time. And tide. Which wait. For NO MAN OR DARING WOMAN.

Dedicated to Caleb. One daring young man.

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Middle Aged Warrior.

I told him/her I wanted to write like her/him. Her now because I hope she is a woman.

I told Him. And I told her. I told them.

Never once did they make me feel it was entirely impossible. Never once.

Agabus. Paul. Moses.

It is ALWAYS possible. Until you say it isn’t.

Perspectives. Dedicated to Ken. And Ken alone. For his thoughts on Nkrumah.