So, I have a story to tell.
Well, a story with quite a number of sub-stories, if there’s anything like that 😅
Around this time six years ago, I was a confluence of emotions, with excitement and anxiety being my stand out feelings.
The next day, October 4, was my resumption date at Baker Tilly (Chartered Accountants).
I was excited and eager to resume, but I was also nervous and anxious.
How would things go? What would I do? What if I have to respond to a question I’m not sure about?
My mind was unsettled. Bubbling.
I stepped into the office that first day and I knew I was where I was meant to be. Where God wanted me to be.
I didn’t know then, but having that assurance that I was in tune with God’s plan for me was something that I would find really helpful.
I don’t know where to start from, so I’ll probably be random about the experiences, but I will always be grateful to God for the journey, particularly for the amazing people He has blessed me with.
Over the next few years, I experienced exciting highs and some tough lows.
So that was September 25, 2017.
I remember because Google Photos reminded me a few days ago.
During break, I went to Domino’s Pizza with my egbon, Sister Temi.
I remember feeling soo excited and pumped. Why?
Well, “this” was what I used to see in the movies 😂 or imagine when adults talk about work.
I was so grateful that I was able to go on break with my sister and Oga, and get pizza.
Me sef don turn working class person. Ei! See God o.
I also remember my first flight.
May 29, 2017.
I didn’t need Google Photos to remind me about this date 😂 It has been marked in my memory.
I remember how happy I was being on a plane for the first time in my life. I was with Mrs. Josiah and Iyanu on the flight. Family 🤗
I remember struggling with the seat belt and wondering how it works 😂😂😂
It was a flight from Lagos to Jos.
I remember that feeling in my stomach as the flight took off.
I remember watching through the window and seeing clouds for the first time.
I promised God that I would never take the privilege of taking a flight for granted.
Sigh. I remember, Lord Jesus.
This little boy you love remembers ❤️
There are so many things running through my mind.
I remember looking for figures to balance accounts 😂
I remember lunch from Sharp Corner.
I remember the love and warmth in the Audit Room.
I remember and I am grateful.
By November 2019, it was time for me to say goodbye to the firm.
I remember crying on my way home that last day 😅
It was time to start a new journey.
The story of how the new journey began is a testimony.
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
Along unfamiliar paths, I will guide them;
I will turn darkness into light before them and make crooked paths straight,
These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Over the past six years, I’ve had times when I questioned myself.
About a year ago, I was tired. I didn’t find motivation in anything. I was just going through the motions.
There have been so many questions but I am grateful that I have never been alone. Never.
God has always been with me.
I have gained experience in external audit, internal audit, compliance, risk management, forensic audit, and investigations.
…though my first love remains Economics 😜
Do you know the funny thing?
Well, I am the start of year seven and I’m back with the same questions I had just as I started this journey.
But then, I know I am never alone.
I know that God who helped then, is helping now, and will always help.
2 Corinthians 1:10 comes to mind.
“He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us”
He has delivered.
He will deliver.
He will continue to deliver.
God is Able 🙏🏾