As teenagers back then in school, we were only four girls in a class of less than thirty. It took me time to actually know she was in my class. I see her always immaculately dressed, colour co-ordinated, smart and beautiful. Figure, style, makeup, she was always on point. It did not matter if it was formal or casual. She was always radiant.
But I hardly see her in any of the classes. Always on one mission on the other. I found it shocking when she settled in school that she was actually very intelligent. I used to think then, if only she could settle herself to her studies. But with years, and particularly with her life, I have learnt that, if your destiny is decreed to shine like the stars, nothing and no one under heaven or earth can stop that. If you shine negatively or positively, will not change the fact that – shine you must!
Talking about experiencing life, her life fits into it all. Every woman will find themselves in some part of her life. Strong, weak, married, single, sexual abuse, single parenting, rich, poor, public profile, business management, ministry, social life, celebrity lifestyle, mental illness, terminal illness, preparing to die, giving back to society. Bimpe did not only experience all these, but willing to share her life with the world. We do not always have to go through the school of hard knocks, but learning from other people’s experiences is a wiser way to live.
ThAT’s JuSt THe WaY It iS
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