My journey in 2010 commenced with the start of an adventure.
Many would think external.
But my journey was within.
Long and arduous.
Searching for Marcia Thomas.
A black woman with a steep ladder to climb.
The corporate climb so steep and high.
An illusion which can peeled away.
Like the layers of an onion skin.
I cannot see.
To my surprise.
I can overcome and achieve anything.
Once I know.
Where I’ve come from,
Where I am,
And where I want to be.
My inner core is no longer forbidden territory.
The torch of exploration has been switched on.
It will brighten my path ahead.
So I can see.
Dr Marcia Morgan 2012
On Friday I attended a mentoring session with two young ladies I am currently mentoring. Our session was on career plans. We talked about their academic, career and life plans and aspirations. I shared with them some of my plans I had produced through the course of my career. I came across the poem above and thought it would be poignant to share in this week’s post.
It seems strange that I wrote that poem back in 2012 as a means to reflect on my time on the Accelerate to programme. Now 5 years on, I feel this poem is still relevant. For this reason, life is a cycle, we go through similar periods at different times in our life journey.