Name: Adesewa “Sewa” Faleti
Currently Based: Austin, Texas
#MadeInNigeria: Ogun State via Bronx, NY
Adesewa went to Bowie High school in Arlington, Texas and then went to Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. College is where she made some of her closest friendships. Going to a place, away from her support system, created an opportunity for Sewa to become more independent and rely on her circle of friends. She went through the good, the bad and everything in between with that local support system. Till this day she and her college friends are still very close because where there was an intentional goal to help each other succeed. “Friendships are important” Sewa says “and the relationships that you nurture will grow.”
After college, Sewa moved to Austin, Texas where she currently resides. Though her location changed, her gift to make *and keep* friends didn’t change. Sewa truly enjoys being around people. “I enjoy what people bring to my life,” Sewa says, “I dont agree with the #NoNewFriends concept because people are in my life for a reason and having a variety of friends adds value.”
Connecting with people is a conscious effort. If she thinks about someone, she will text and/or call and if possible, get together. At her young age, Sewa has already buried several friends so she knows time is precious and doesn’t take her friendships for granted.
Sewas gift for staying connected with people aligns with what she’s passionate about - seeing people succeed. She loves when people utilize their gifts and skills to benefit those around them and because Sewa knows everybody….well almost everybody, she’s always connecting people with opportunities.
If a little girls walked up to ask Sewa for advice and she only had a few minutes to give ‘em her best tip, it would be to Live life with a purpose and on purpose, find time for what you love, listen to your heart and cherish every single moment.
Words/quotes that Sewa lives by:
Expect the least expected, from the least expected, when least expect it.
Whew!! I’ve been challenged and I plan to do better. I’ll pick up the phone, send that text and schedule that date. Will you join me?
Connect with Sewa
Follow her on IG and Twitter - @AdesewaF