OAP and author Toke Makinwa has sent out some words in a series of tweets to her followers, fans and mentees, noting that hse still makes her mistakes in life and should not be termed their role models.
Toke Makinwa shocked many unsurprisingly that she will disappoint whoever makes her his or her model, bringing back the consciousness of her being human and imperfect to their minds.
“Guys I gotta get this off my chest, pls stop calling me your role model, I am no ones role model, me sef I am looking for “role model”. The pressure of my kids love you and you are their role model has to stop. Raise your kids to see themselves as a work in progress. If a part of my life inspires you, by all means use it as a guideline to be better, pls I am also trying out this thing called life. I am not perfect, I will disappoint you with no apologies. I disappoint myself too, the difference is I get up and move on.”, she began.
“I accept my flaws all, I am under no pressure to fit into your ideal of what perfection looks like, I am figuring me out too. Pls be inspired but don’t pressure me to be a “role model”, I love my loud, goofy, silly and witty self too much to submit to your standard. To summarize all I’ve said, I will still fuck up plenty, I will make not so smart decisions, I’m willing to live and learn and not put up a font of perfection. Stop with the pressure, I won’t live up to your expectations and I’m at peace on my pace.”
“Live your life, make your rules, do what works for you as long as you ain’t hurting nobody. Life has no manual, no blueprint, you can’t live through someone else’s existence. Map out your own and be bold to stand for something. Last night, someone reminded of something o said I would never do, I was talking from a place of lack, I was still growing and had not seen it all. Money came and I did the exact opposite.
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“The conversation humbled me to accept that truly this life, never say never. Wait till it’s your turn before you say “you will never” or you’ll handle a situation better. Someone is out here stuck on what or who you were many years ago, yet you’ve moved on, life schools us all different. We all all learning. Give yourself room to reinvent yourself”, she wrote.
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