Years ago, I decided that I would change my name to ‘Imani’ meaning ‘Faith’. I thought the name was a good reflection of who I was. I worry about things a lot – much of which is beyond my control; but I’d never lost faith. Even during some very low points there was a tiny piece of me that believed things will be okay; maybe not great or fantastic but at the very least, okay.
The term ‘idealist’ gets thrown around a lot in relation to my personality type. I think this is true. From a very young age I’ve had a strong sense of wrong and right and this has never left me. As an adult I’ve learned that things are not as simple as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ or ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ but the idealist in me was still there. The last few years have felt heavy though.