Arinze’s Weekly features weekly musings about life and career by a questioning Afro Gen Z. To get it in your inbox every week, subscribe here ⬇️ In 2022, I went through what I realised, later on, was high-functioning depression. For the first time in my life, I truly felt like every opportunity in the world was open to me, but I couldn’t discern which path I should follow or which opportunity I should take. The choice overload overwhelmed me to the point of decision paralysis as I found myself at what felt like a crossroads in my life without knowing which way was right. So I stood still.
Arinze!! It’s so good to read your letters again! Despite all that 2022 was for you, I’m so happy that you found something that you were able to hold on to and create beauty out of.
It’s definitely difficult picking one lesson because they’re all so important but I drew this quote from it: “I hope you learned a little something about not letting the plans get in the way of the journey.”
Thank you again for sharing your writing and thoughts with us. Hope you have a better year ahead!
Arinze, this is amazing and so so so true!
I am so glad and appreciative of this insight you have given me and also I know 2023 is going to be an amazing year for you!
This was very insightful and nostalgic, Arinze. I love the way you broke this down. Thank you for being vulnerable and reminding us it’s okay to be human. Love always ♥️
Arinze, this was so good ! Ironically, despite years of watching the show, I've never paused to think about the different characters and what they represent . I adore how you dissected this and emphasized the contributions that each character made (especially sokka). Glad to have you writing again ! 🤗
I love it. All of it. It is such a provoking and yet endearing piece. Someone asked me what I was doing while I was reading it and I said, “avoiding the chaos that's in my head”. But, coming to the end of this piece I'm convinced to take on this year, probing my internal chaos, revelling in it and carefully and groundedly going through it. I'm reminded that it isn't easy but, greatness doesn't emerge from ease. Thank you, Arinze.
With a grateful heart, Nosa.
I never thought Avatar TLA would speak to me years after watching it as a child. The fact that I could relate almost every section to a part of a life says a lot.
Thanks for sharing this. Now I need to go rewatch the show. :)
Excellent article Arinze! I really enjoyed it. I loved this show growing up, and revisiting the major lessons brought a smile to my face. I hope you're well.
All powerful lessons. Lesson 8 is my favorite