Hey, I am Ronke Lawal. I am devoted to documenting my journey and sharing ideas, resources, and programs that helps me grow.
I am a Nigerian woman and a happy-go-lucky single mom of three amazing boys. I live with sickle cell (Hb SC) and so I am a strong survivor who never allow anything put me down for too long as I try to live the best life that I can. I happen to be one of the most resilient people you have encountered.
I am a registered teacher in Nigeria as well as a university lecturer. I am also a certified Engineer with my third degree coming along. I have a passion to share with you, the very best of what I am living and learning. Like most Nigerian women, I am a serial entrepreneur: dressmaker, makeup artist, bookseller, and digital product creator.
I love great food, cute dresses, no-makeup makeup, books, parenting, teaching, sewing, writing, figuring things out, learning new stuff, traveling, movies and MUSIC!
I believe that traditional rules were made before I got here and so, they don’t all apply to me. I constantly have out-of-the-box ideas and unconventional strategies. let’s just say I am a non-conformist.
I know I am not the only one, so I am very excited to build a tribe of “square peg wonders” who desire to thrive and achieve every single one of their fabulous dreams.
My Single Mom Story
I share details of my story with my tribe in my insider newsletter, which you should totally sign up for because it is naked, informative and educative. It is fun and hilarious at times too. With newsletters, you may ask me questions directly and get prompt responses.
On this page, I share the summary of my story.
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I had a child for someone who walked away (and never looked back) when I was about 2 months pregnant. Years later, I got the courage to put myself out there again. I had two more kids with someone I fell in love with and married. As it turned out, the last kid was only one month old when I had to set out alone, and with three kids to raise by myself.
Both times, I hit rock bottom!
I wondered how I would care for the child(ren).
I wondered if I could enjoy true joy and peace of mind;
How will the rest of my life play out?
I had doubts if I was good enough.
I kept asking why “this” was happening to me.
I wondered if I could achieve all my goals and live the dreams I hold dear to my heart.
I did not believe I could ever be truly happy.
That is not even mentioning all the family dramas and social stigma.
Where things changed
In all these deep sh%t…
I desired to get my confidence back.
I desired to leave depression behind and get my happy-go-lucky self back
I desired to win and to thrive!
I desire to get my life back on track as if that whole “episode” never happened.
I needed to thrive not just survive,
I needed to provide for the boys and give them the best of me.
I did it!
And I DID it!
It took me an extraordinary amount of resilience, courage, and learning.
Let’s just say that I went into overdrive mode: I stopped wasting time with situations that didn’t serve me anymore
I worked hard at my small businesses (as a dressmaker, a makeup artist, and a bookseller)
I looked for wisdom and knowledge everywhere I could
And boom! My passions and purposes were BIRTHED!
I got a lecturing job that confirmed my passion for teaching and mentoring
I got an education diploma and became a certified teacher in Nigeria
I became a registered engineer in Nigeria
I got my master’s degree and I am currently on my doctorate, with dreams of an MBA
My boys are doing ‘all-round’ amazing (happy, helpful and kind; doing excellent at school)
Where things got better
And it got better: The above listed are some sort of triumphs for me no doubt, but the crux of my achievement was much more internal. I am actually most proud of these:
My mindset and spirituality evolve to higher states every day.
I have more Faith.
My character has greatly improved: I am always grateful,
I have become more patient.
I work hard and I seek to delay gratification
A typical day in my life is very intense yet I feel a lot of peace and joy every day, its incredible.
I am devoted to sharing with you, the very best of what I’m living and learning because I believe that it will help many others like me.
“I am not perfect in anyway and I dont know it all.”
"Like you, I am still a work-inprogress"
“Whenever I mess up, I am always honest and I readily take responsibility”
If you think this may be for you,
(I don’t think that it is for everybody),
I want to be part of your success story
I want to give you an additional support system
I want to share out-of-the-box ideas with you
I want to give you access to tried and tested strategies to achieve your personal goals.
I want to serve you and help you manifest and build a life that you desire.
By the way...
This is a business and I hope to earn from it. I will be selling things. And if that goes very well, you can expect 90% of my content to be free!
Expect my content to be around what I have learned and experienced on single parenting, personal development, health and fitness, mental health and sex.
Expect laughter, out-of-the-box ideas, knowledge, wisdom, friendship, community, support system, and so much fun.
OMG, you read this till the end! Thank you for taking the time to visit this space.
I am thrilled that we have somehow connected and I am excited for the journey ahead.