Hey, my name is Noelle Donkor. I’m 20 years old and currently based in London.

Having a blog is not something you would expect from me. I have always been someone who loves numbers but hated writing (the irony). I’m even studying Mathematics with Economics in University. Nonetheless, there is a lot I wanted to share and I believe a blog is the best platform to do this – and I have no regrets. Creating a blog has developed a new found love for writing, that did not exist before. I am able to share my thoughts without any restrictions – there is no need for a 33 marker on Fiscal Policy or 20 markers on Government Intervention, I can write what I want. This is probably why I disliked writing before, as I was always forced to write about issues that were of no importance to me.

Starting a blog is scary. All kinds of negative thoughts flooded through my head – “oh another blogger”, “her posts are rubbish” – however, I have learnt that “fear is the biggest enemy to success”. How can I achieve my dreams, if I am worried about what others will think? I know that there will always be people who do not agree with what you are doing, but at the end of the day, you are doing what you love for yourself and nobody else.

So now I have created the blog, what’s next? Well, I have three life goals: help people, inspire people and make a change (which explains why it is in the header of my website). As I continue to write, I hope I am able to achieve these goals. I aim to use my blog as a platform to inspire and advise other individuals while providing a new insight into different aspects of life.

I hope my words encourage individuals to tackle something they have always been afraid to do and act as a form of guidance through tough times. I’m not an expert or life guru, but I do care about the well-being of others and want to make a positive difference where I can.

Hope you like my blog, See you soon! x

– I also write for the Aleto Foundation (previously Powerlist Foundation), a non-profit organisation which aims to shape young people into tomorrow’s leaders through mentoring, workshops and networking opportunities. To view some of my posts, click here.