Today, we’d like to introduce you to Ravin Joseph. Ravin was introduced to us by the brilliant and talented Andromeda Raheem.
Ravin, can you walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Growing up, I had not realized how dependent I was on my mother’s approval until her passing. After I accomplished all the goals we created together, I began to feel like I didn’t know who I was or my purpose. Something was still missing. It was strange to me because I was so independent. I learned how to take care of myself years before she passed, but I hadn’t realized that so many of the crucial decisions that I made were really based on her approval. For some time, I was pretty lost and eventually, I began to look for answers.
I would say I’ve been on this journey of self-discovery since 2014 after having a conversation with a colleague, a spiritual woman who had seen that I was unhappy. I was coming to work every day and just going through the motions. To this day, I believe that prayer brought her to me. I had barely spoken to this woman besides greeting her or discussing a student and here she was telling me about things that at the time I barely understood. But that conversation set me off on a personal adventure, unlearning habits that don’t serve my growth, learning about my history and most importantly, learning to love myself.
There are so many moving parts to how I got here. My struggles and desire to acquire knowledge have been my greatest inspiration. Each time I think I’m closer to knowing it all, life hits me with something refreshing and unexpected. As a child, I was inquisitive and would ask a lot of questions. For some people, it made them feel uncomfortable. I’m always looking to learn or do something new. I was always involved in some new hobby or project. Even to this day, I rarely like sitting still. Being active and asking questions has opened the door to new opportunities and meeting the right people.
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