Meet Taslim – A creative genius and Super Mom that is writing herself into the past, present and future!
What is the Greatest thing that has ever happened to you?
I really hated it at the time but after my first child was born I was forced to stop doing things like working at a job and my going out for fun was limited. Essentially I had to stop living the life I had come to know. In place of this I had to sit in a chair many times a day feeding this tiny infant and be with my thoughts which were ANGRY, FEARFUL and to be honest a bit RESENTFUL but I had no choice but to sit and listen to them.
Eventually a GREAT thing happened and one day I ran out of thoughts – on that particular day – I had nothing to think about! It was a breakthrough because it opened up a space for all these creative ideas from my past to make themselves known again. Suddenly I was remembering all of these amazing things I wanted to do and create.
This is what led me back into my writing which I had not done for so long and it is the BEST thing that could have happened to me.
What’s the formula to achieve Greatness?
The first step is to know that you are GREAT just the way you are. We sometimes forget in striving and achieving to like ourselves for who we already are.
What is a time that you felt stuck and how did you become unstuck?
Sometimes being at home looking after the kids and having limited freedom as a mom has made me feel stuck and stifled because I imagined a life where I was doing things, going places and being good at something. As a mom my priorities changed so when I find myself in this stuck place, I look at it as an opportunity to get creative and not let it STOP me.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
I would love to go back in time! Memoirs are my favourite genre to write and read, so I would love to go back and be a fly on the wall. I’d watch my mom play as a kid on the beach in Mombasa and my dad sneak out of his house to his uncles house to play a musical instrument because his dad
didn’t allow him to play one. Then I’d love to write about it!
What is your unfair advantage?
My ability to be empathetic and put myself in someone else’s shoes and really feel what they are feeling. It’s POWERFUL and allows me to connect, to be sensitive and to shed light on people’s issues so that others can connect with these people. It allows me to build bridges through story telling.
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