I’m Sumia Faith Levy from South Africa, But you can call me Sue… and so my dream journey on 8 Women Dream begins.
I have probably written this blog post ten times in my head, been so nervous to even touch the keyboard! Why?
Just because I always get what I call the “Good nerves” before I start a new journey in my life. For example, I had it when on my first day of college, always have it before I meet people, and I had the nerves multiplied just before my husband put the ring on my finger on my wedding day. So it’s normal, it’s just me being Sue.
So am I not intimidated by the whole world reading about my journey? … Okay maybe just a little bit. Who wouldn’t be, right?
Starting this journey with 8 Woman Dream and allowing the world to have a sneak peek into my deepest thoughts and dreams is rather exciting and an honour as I am the first woman from Africa to take part in this journey. Considering that I will share a platform with 7 other amazing women who are working hard to pursue their dreams. The day Catherine asked me to be a part of the team; I was mentally doing a happy dance. This is indeed a privilege.
Do you ever find yourself in situations where you are challenged to do a certain task, yet you shy away because they is this stupid little voice inside your head going “No, but what if” or “You don’t know how to do that“? That was exactly what was going through my mind as I was deciding to join 8WD.
So after a good self-talk (I have loads of those), I decided to pursue with it and take up the challenge. By profession I am a Media designer that creates websites, video productions and any print material. I’m the person people come to when they want me to remove their wrinkles in Photoshop before they post their images on Facebook. Yip, I do that. I even do virtual boob jobs, tummy tucks and facelifts.
I also own a blog called Just Pursue It.
It’s a motivational platform for woman and men around the world who feel they need a dash of positive energy or just a word of advice. I try to always be positive in my posts as I feel the world needs more of that. By having this blog I realised that blogging comes so naturally to me. I love writing and I love inspiring others .I also realised that all my friends always feel they can speak to me about a personal issue that must mean that I’m approachable right?
Having this nagging urge to go to schools and motivate young girls and woman. It has always been a dream of mine.
Sadly I was bullied as a kid; I know how a negative word can stay with you for years. But I’m going to pursue to change that, I’m not going to allow anymore negative talk to affect the youth and woman of this world. I will make sure I plant the seed of motivation in townships, schools and whoever I will be welcomed. With believing in myself I graduated in Multimedia Technology, became a Fashion Model and walked ramps of fashion weeks, I met the man of my dreams and now am a mother to the cutest little girl in my world.
We need to apply positive and self-love in our daily lives. That is why I am here, today my dreams of becoming a Motivational International Speaker and Author begins. Today I pursue to try and achieve my dream no matter how impossible it seems. Because I know “I’m Possible” of achieving it with hard work and dedication.
Getting ready… On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!