The Interview Series: Oloruntoyin Moyosore
What do you currently do as a job?
I am a Freelance Writer.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
This is a big one. I was a precocious child, so inevitably I wanted to be many things. Pilot. Astronaut. Orator. Spy. You name it. As I grew older my desires streamlined. And it was all thanks to Sir David Attenborough. As a kid I looked forward to cartoons on a particular local TV station by 3:30pm. Usually before the cartoons they'd air a documentary, which most times was BBC's Earth series. It was then I first met and loved Sir David Attenborough, he anchored and narrated the documentaries. Already in his late 70s by then, he traveled round the globe talking about life on the planet, revealing the habits of little known flora and fauna. It was only a matter of time before I was more interested in the documentaries than the cartoons. So yeah I wanted to be Sir David Attenborough.
Did primary school and secondary school shape your ideas about your dream job?
Definitely. School offered a means to become like my idol. I enjoyed learning new things and school on its best day provided that. Also school piqued my interest in writing, provided a means of channeling my hyperimagination. I might not be able to become a space surfing spy in the real world but I could pen down my unrealistic ambitions. School helped to temper my dreams, define them, making them achievable and showing possible paths to bringing them true.
At what point in time did you change your mind about that dream job?
Who says I've changed my mind? *chuckles* I want it all. Dream job. Dream girl. Dream car. Dream gbogbo e.
Why did you study what you studied in university? If you have a do over will you study the same course?
Well. Well. Well. I applied for Medicine because it seemed the logical choice for me because I was and still am really great at biology. Till the Nigerian educational system came in and handed Human Anatomy. I don't think I'd do it different if I could have a do over. It was a very important experience for me. Also, I don't dwell on things I can not change, it's no use.
How did the ‘’reality of adulthood’’ affect your dreams?
Lolita Bonita. Perhaps I'm yet to experience this 'reality of adulthood'. My dreams remain unaffected.
Do you believe your dreams are still within your reach?
Are you fulfilled with your life? If “Yes”, how? If “No” why?
Yes. Humans tend to worry too much, a lot of our unfulfillment comes from pondering over past deeds and future consequences. What's done is done. I've learnt to cast ALL my cares upon God 1Peter 5:7 (You should check this out in the Amplified Version). In essence I'm care free. Yes, right now I'm fulfilled, I had a good day. Learnt a lot. I should have done better though. I'll do so tomorrow.
What are your hobbies? And does your current line of work give you time for them?
Reading. Eating, Listening to music. Writing. Yes it does.
Do you have any regrets? If “Yes”, what are they?
No. Not really. I try to live without regrets.
Will you look back in the next ten years and be happy with how your decisions today have shaped your future?
I hope so.
Do you have any fears for the future? If “Yes”, what are they?
My answers must seem so annoying. As though I have it all together. I don't. God does. I trust Him. So therefore I have no fears, only faith.