November 21, 2015


Why am I already crying before I even start typing this?

It’s been exactly a year since I walked out of my city finance job. The quickest year of life ever. There’s nothing more lonely than making a life-changing decision all on your own. So, mummy, this is for you. Thank you for coming round and seeing life from my point of view. And thank you for cheering me on at every point- for being my biggest fan. It’s so obvious how much you love what I do when you try and fail to do your ‘Mirror Me poses’. For leaving important meetings to come support me at a shoot, for helping me shut down every opportunity that was set up to take advantage of me, for staying on the phone with me in awkward situations until I didn’t feel awkward anymore, for being my voice of reason, for listening to my tears silently when lost opportunities broke my heart and for making me realise during my moments of doubt that I could stop trying to justify my decision to myself and to you- because you already believed in me. Even for giving me the most grief about being a little overweight because you know how happy slim makes me. Lol.

Thank you for your unwavering support.

If I had known that you would ride for me so hard this year then maybe I wouldn’t have had a panic attack and broken down in tears in the toilets right before I handed in my key card.

Nobody will ever know how hard the year has been for you, because you curve every ball thrown at us with such incredible tekkers. Thank you for teaching me to be a fighter.

I love you. I love you so very much. And I can’t wait to work from the glass office across the hall from yours.

Please support your children. Nothing matters more.

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24 thoughts on “IT’S BEEN A YEAR.”

  1. Sophia says:

    Awww this is so touching, your mum sounds like a pearl. Kudos to her for supporting you, reminds me of my mum, I bet you didn’t realize all these things she has been doing and how much it meant ’till now.

  2. Crimson says:

    awwwwwww…..God continue to bless your mum
    there’s nothing more amazing than supporting parents

  3. Abi says:

    Wow Fisayo!! Totally sobbing and speechless! Thank you!!

  4. abby says:

    God bless your mum!
    I pray for you continuous success on this path you’ve chosen. May you always be a source of joy to her and your family!
    Love x Light

  5. Ohimai Unuigboje says:

    Wow!!!! Fisayo…..little Fisayo of yesteryears. You have so come of age. Well done. I love this writing. I see the heart you put into it and you will only be reaching the sky. Stay Focused.

  6. Sumbonita says:

    Heart warming and inspiring. Congrats on taking the road less taken and excelling at it. I guess congrats is due to your mum as well. Best wishes.xx

  7. Daisy says:

    In awe of you! Congrats on all of your success and God bless your mom!

  8. Elle says:

    Beautiful Words!

  9. Zeinabou says:

    Awww this truly the sweetest. So happy for you beautiful. You’re truly and inspiration big kiss

  10. tameiko says:

    To your mom: Thank you!!!!….for being everything your daughter needed on her journey to fulfilling her soul. You may never know how powerful your support impacts her life but trust me with what you give her she can move mountains. I don’t know you or your daughter but I will give thanks today in my prays for such a bonded relationship and hope that one day I can say my mother did the same for me, no matter how long it took.
    And to you: Women like you inspire me to step out (of my familiar ) and step up (into my calling). You have so much to look forward to and so much good is coming your way. (How do I know?!!) Because you allowed your self to leave what you already had to not deny your spirit of being truly fulfilled!!!

  11. Pat Faniran says:

    Your mother is a wonderful soul,having said that, you are a very courageous young lady to follow your heart. May God continue to guide,guard and direct you. Well done and good luck.

  12. Oloke Eniola says:

    You are so lucky! Ms. Abi mothers like you are hard to find. I love you for Fisayo and the whole world of good you’ve done. Thank you for being an example to someone like me. God bless you.

  13. Igee Okafor says:

    Very heartfelt. I feel the same exact way about my mom. Cheers to all the supermoms out there!

    Igee Okafor
    Style Enthusiast/Blogger

  14. simi oji says:

    Aww this is so sweet. Glad you have a mother that makes what is important to you, important to her. By the way the blog is getting even more amazing!

  15. Tola says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! Really makes you imagine the lengths to which you would go for your children!

  16. Simi says:

    This piece is absolutely beautiful your mom…is the best….she has that listening and that understanding for all…she that 1 person i can talk to when i need to make a tough decision. BL…

  17. Simi says:

    This piece is absolutely beautiful your mom…is the best….she has that listening ear and that understanding heart for all…she that 1 person i can talk to when i need to make a tough decision. BL

  18. Eniola says:

    Amazing, mum well done…. Fisayo the world is your oyster… go on and conquer

  19. Louisa says:

    Wow! So heartwarming! May God bless your mum for being such a huge support to you.

  20. Melissafff says:

    Amazing post…. Your mother inspires me

  21. Team HotJem says:

    The first time I have ever gotten teary eyed reading something from a fashion blog. Beautiful words and I am glad you took your passion to the next level. Good luck and can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for you Fisayo.
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    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      awww, thank you!!! xxx

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