A Day with
Today we spend a day with mother of two Rachel Osinaike aka “Grateful Rachel”. Rachel is a qualified teacher and has been successfully running a tuition centre since 2005. Rachel has written a book, “Bounce Back: Turning trials into Triumphs”. This book tells a story of victory against painful odds.
I chose my profession because…. I always wanted to be a journalist, and started out as one in 2000. The career I have today as an author and creative writing coach, has just kind of presented itself as I’ve gone along the path of self-development. I love how flexible it is, and that I can fit my passions around my family life.
If I could exchange my career for any career in the world it would be… because… I wouldn’t! I’ve made a massive career change, qualifying as a nutritionist after 15 years working in advertising and I truly love what I do!
I chose to study because… I wanted to finish what I started, and my degree is an opportunity to elevate my future and my family’s socio-economic status. Having said that I’m at a very creative and transitional point in my life and writing for me has been way more successful than I could have ever imagined. Unlike my degree I didn’t choose it to be sensible its very much a passion of mine.
I chose my career/ job because… I LOVE food, baking is my therapy, it helped me deal with PND while on maternity leave with Frankie, and I continued to slowly grow my business after I went back to work full time for a footwear company. When I was made redundant I decided to take the leap and through myself into cookie&biscuit and launch the V spot- plant based supper clubs and catering. Seeing people coming together over healthy and delicious meals, meeting new friends has deepened by passion for food. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
If I could exchange my career/ business for any career /business in the world I would be… A mortician. I am utterly obsessed with the idea of a ‘past life’ because… since my father died I’ve been left with a lot of questions. Also the folks at the funeral home he was at did a terrible job at presenting him in a manner I deemed as fit. Everyone should have nicer memories of their loved ones.
I chose my career because… It chose me. I was born to do it… It comes so natural to me. I’ve always wanted to teach, I have a way with children. I love that feeling when I know I’ve made a positive impact on a tiny mind. It’s the most satisfying job.. I’More stemmed from that. I know there are millions of problems in the world. There are also millions of people talking (complaining) about these problems. Then there are people that do. I’m defiantly a do-er....
That hour from the first alarm to getting up is my absolute favourite time, that glorious half asleep, duvet snuggle in the morning. Getting out of bed is the hardest part of my whole day. I know the best business people and life coaches et al advocate getting up early and being productive but I DON’T CARE! I wanna languish!
I set my alarm for... It depends... also setting the alarm doesn't guarantee getting up.. Usually I set my alarm(s) for for 5:30, 5:40, 5:45 then press snooze until 6:40 and regret pressing snooze as the 'sleep' between 5:30 and 6:40 is total trash and I knew it would be each time I reached out and pressed snooze!
Today Actress, Model, Writer and mum to Rosalia, Rachel Ritfeld tells us how she juggles it all.
Wanita started off as a cashier and has worked her way up the corporate ladder without compromising herself. She is the type of person that cuts through the BS, rolls up her sleeves and gets on with it
When Clarke was about four months old I went looking for accessories for her hair and a Black rag doll but couldn’t find anything that represented her, so I decided to do something about it!
It hasn't always been possible to make a living from my calling and in my teens and twenties I didn't realise that we could craft a life from our purpose.
My 8-year-old has adopted the sleeping habits of a teenager so getting her up for school takes a lot of effort. My 5-year-old is easily encouraged to get up with the promise of a hug (such a mummy’s girl).
I would never exchange my career but if i could I would be a full time stay at home mum… because it makes me sad that i’ve missed so many important aspects of their little lives…
After having a rough childhood myself, where school was my place of escape, I wanted to provide children with a safe environment to be educated in, to be a figure of comfort outside of their home.
My natural attributes are problem solving, thinking outside the box and impact and influence all the things I love about being a HR Business Partner.
I want to make a huge impact on helping women with positive thinking and using this one precious life that we have to the maximum.