Photographer: @Joecudjoe

Photographer: @Joecudjoe

Hello I'm Ori, Nigerian American lifestyle blogger and career consultant encouraging you to live boldly. Be original. 

Your Job is Not Your Identity

Your Job is Not Your Identity

I'm at that point in my life where I have to decide what titles I am willing to chase after. Stepping into the adult world changes not only your perspective but other people's perspective of you. Your name is suddenly not good enough. Your name has to have a couple of titles next to it in order to be useful.

I always knew that I would pursue a masters degree or maybe get a Ph.D one day. But I'm not sure what field I want to go into just yet. The only thing I know for a fact is that I am confused. I am at a crossroad in my life where I feel like I have to make major decision within the next couple of weeks but I don't want to. I don't want to because whatever I choose, will be the label, position, occupation or title that I may be stuck with for the rest of my life. 

My job does not define me

No matter what I chose to do in the next couple of months, I will be okay. Ori may not mean much in the professional world right now, but it means more than life to my father in heaven. I don't have to stress about acquiring titles and labels. Being myself, staying original and working hard with what I have will ultimately get me where I need to be. It will not be an easy journey but by the Grace of God, I will reach my goals. I will not stress over becoming this or that but focus more on what I want to accomplish. If I have to acquire a certain title in order to do what I want, then I will put in the work in order to achieve that. But for now, while I am still lost and confused, I will rest in the fact that I am enough. My identity is enough. 

I hope this encourages you. Stay Original.

Be confident

Be confident

I am Original

I am Original