wondered how I would cope, but with God it’s gone really well! One day I will
share my story but now let’s hear from delectable Mrs. Chinenye Nwangwu-Olufade
who is our WCW this week and has a story very similar to mine. Chinenye
has just bagged an MBA from the prestigious University
Of Houston with her little daughter in tow!! This beautiful lady tells us the how
despite having to juggle mother hood, student hood and a part time job she came
I knew it was going to be tough, but nobody told me exactly how hard it would be. In retrospect I’m glad I did not know as If I had realised how hard it would be to attend school with a 2 year old, I probably would not have taken the bold step. I would have been like many other mothers who have shelved their dreams due to the belief that they cannot deal with the stress of motherhood and academia. Through this process I have learnt a as a woman, I am stronger than I think I am, and that the beautiful gift of motherhood must never be used as an excuse for not fulfilling my destiny.
behind, and travelling half way across the globe with a little child who was not even potty-trained! I was petrified to say the least, but thank God for a supportive husband who believed in me even when I didn’t believe I myself. At
home I had more help than I needed, but all of a sudden I was left alone without help and far away from home. I had to learn to do everything myself, and to make matters even worse I was in Business school to get an MBA even
though my background was in healthcare and clinical practice. I remember sitting in my first Finance class and wondering what the hell the Professor was talking about!
of nights I held my child and cried because I felt helpless and about to lose my mind. In the midst of all this, I had to take up a part-time job! That meant only about 4 hours of sleep daily including weekends.
too. Motherhood must not be an excuse to let go of our dreams, rather it shouldbe our reason to keep at it.Fast forward to two years later, I have my MBA and also received the Deans award for academic excellence. The odds were stacked up against me but I did it, and so can you!