Inspiration…

Inspiration is an amazingly powerful feeling. It quickly fills you with drive and determination as your mind ventures off on a series of tangents. I experienced such a feeling a couple of months back when I was interning at the Young Foundation. I was sitting in an ideation class with Stu who works there and we were discussing my idea for Kenya when he mentioned gap years and business training. Suddenly I had this feeling of joy and energy as an idea quickly started to formulate in my mind.

I left the office soon after too excited to stay and I headed for the underground to journey home. On my commute I got out a notepad and quickly jotted down some more thoughts. And by the time I got off the train to walk the final few steps to my house I was bouncing along with a huge grin on my face. It seemed like in the space of an hour I had gone from being farely clueless on my future to having a very clear idea of what I wanted to do. I was suddenly inspired to found my own social enterprise. I was tired of waiting for opportunities to arise and I was excited that now I was going to make something happen.

I returned home and quickly grabbed my mum to explain my idea. After all mums are the crucial litmus test and she would have to like it. Thankfully she uttered the words, ‘it’s brilliant’ and I knew I was on to something.

And so a fairly average day had in an instance turned to possibly one of the defining days of my life. Inspiration had hit me and I couldn’t be happier. KenyaWorks was born…

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