A Nigerian lady who goes by the name Temitope Olatimehin has celebrated her admission into one of the big US Varsities after she declined master’s admission 8-years later.
Temitope Olatimehin, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) shared on LinkedIn how she rejected a US master’s program opportunity to face her ‘shaky’ business in Nigeria.
According to her, everyone thought she was crazy for throwing away what many would have jumped at without thinking twice.
Read her story below:
“In 2014, I got admitted for my Masters in a prestigious US university which I declined last minute after getting the visa to start my own business.
“My decision to decline my masters didn’t go well with my family, friends and everyone around me. Expectedly so. Everyone thought I was crazy leaving a “Japa” opportunity for some unknown uncertainty business.
“To be honest, I had my fears too and I felt all the overwhelming feeling of fear, uncertainty and doubt but I faced them anyway. I left everything to face a business I had no prior experience nor expertise. Probably the biggest risk of my entire life yet. I was totally driven and passionate to win against all odds.
“Well, 8 years after, I am glad to be selected for the prestigious because my business , same business I started afraid and uncertain has brought me the recognition of the US government.
“Now I am in the US because the company I started afraid is thriving and has the potential to even become a globally recognized company in no time.
“I am glad to be studying at one of the “Big 10” American Universities @Purdue University at the School of Agriculture which is the number 4 best school of Agriculture in the US and number 10 in the world.
“I look forward to taking advantage of every knowledge and privilege available for me during my fellowship so as to go back to make my company and business bigger and better.
“This is me just trying to encourage you not to give up on yourself and keep pushing for that you want and believe in.
“It only gets better if you don’t give up.“
LinkedIn users celebrates her:
Chisom Anysia said: I really needed this kind of testimony,congratulations and thank you for sharing
Loretta Vav said: “Congratulations Temitope Olatimehin more wins to you. Like I have always told myself, “do it scared but do it regardless. Fear of the unknown can truly be overwhelming, but how does the “unknown gets to be “known “ if you don’t try?”
Venus Enendu said: “Congratulations to you Temitope, greatest height to you in your endeavours.”
ElohoZino Benneth said: “Congratulations that was truly brave of you and thank God it has eventually paid off. More feathers to your cap.”
Samson Olupona said: “Olorun Israeli lo ti o leyin. Congratulations Temitope, that’s a great milestone, proud of you like I’ve known you before. I would have done the same thing without blinking.”
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