Ex-BBC journalist Georgie Ndiragu's powerful letter to 23-year-old self

I’m writing this to you, at an airport, going through emails, planning the next assignment - Ndirangu

Media Personality Georgie Ndirangu

Celebrated media personality and former BBC journalist Georgie Ndirangu has penned a powerful letter to his 23-year-old self, days after moderating three sessions of a United Nations event in Accra, Ghana.

In his letter, Georgie reminded his younger self to always remain focused and dedicated to the course as things get better with time. The TV personality noted that he was writing the letter while planning his next assignment while at the airport.

“Dear 23-year-old Georgie, Slow down, you’re doing fine. I’m writing this to you, at an airport, going through emails, planning the next assignment. You just moderated 3 sessions in Ghana, for the UN where trade organizations from around the world flew in to interrogate each other.

“And you got a proper thumbs up! See, Mom was right to push for extra homework. The next few years will break you, but be ready, a lot’s coming in not too long. Stay grounded,” reads part of the letter.

He also reminded his younger self not to be so rigid as life has never been a straight line and the best he can do is enjoy all the possibilities that life throws at him.

“Another thing, don’t be too rigid, life will throw a few curveballs, but I can promise you, it won’t be the end of the world. Trust me. I haven’t found my purpose yet, but I’m enjoying the possibilities. Oops, bye, they’re calling us to board.

"Love yah buddy! Signed, Over 30s Georgie,” Georgie signed off his letter.

Georgie’s letter elicited lots of positive vibrations from his fellow journalists and fans who lauded him for being an inspiration to many.

makenanjeri My personal person. Our conversation run deep! So proud to see you navigate all your corners smoothly just like the benzzooo you have always loved 😎. ( can’t wait to welcome you back to the family btw) Sky is the not the limit. Let’s go ⚡️. Proud of you.

terryannechebet Onwards and upwards! 👏👏👏👏🔥

sharonkmwangi As always, love to see it! 👏🏾

okwarayvonne Well in Georgie. Well in 👏👏

theemwalimurachel 🙌🏾🙌🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 standing ovation

laurawalubengo So so so cool to see this. Keep shining and taking one step after another. Amazing

iamladymandy Grrhhhh Georgie 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏽🙏🏽 💐

just_ivy_ 'I haven’t found my purpose yet, but I’m enjoying the possibilities’. Beautiful. Go Georgie, Go 🙌🏼

elimwenda This caption is absolutely everything! 👏🏾👏🏾 keep soaring buddy! 💪🏾

mainamind “Proud of you Georgie. I am 23 now and this this is what I needed 🙏🏾❤️”

rhotimmi “You’re absolutely incredible brother. The early work has set you up for today’s success. A lot still in store for Over 30s Georgie. Keep pushing the limits!❤️”

hanifa_habib “Dear Over 30s Georgie😄, Thank you for this letter to yourself that is also applicable to those in our 20s. You're honestly such an inspiration and you're doing great”

kate.kabi😭😭😭 no I’m not crying I’m just checking if the ducts still work 😭🥺 such a cute and affirming letter 🥺.. you forgot to say you’ll love cats, tortoise and other pets too 😁.. love this G!”

In August 2022, George Ndirangu announced his exit from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) after three years.

Ndirangu, renowned business journalist who formerly worked for CNBC Africa, joined BBC Africa back in 2018, when former BBC Business Editor Larry Madowo had been tasked to set up a Nairobi team.

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