Personal development guru, Jim Rohn once said “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. It was a massive culture shock for me getting thrown into a new school at the age of nine. I went from being in a majority black classroom to a minority black classroom. The transition from London to Luton was distressing and tragic. I was more or less forced to say goodbye to the friends that I grew up playing with. It was the toughest with my best friend who lived right opposite to me, and as I packed the last bag into the boot of the car and made my way to the seat at the back, I looked at her to wave goodbye and we both cried. We knew the distance was about to cut our bond. I felt anger towards my mother at this point. Little did I know life was about to change and that this push was exactly what I needed to reinvent myself and level up in life.
I grew up with a rowdy set of friends in London and that