Josephine Makuden

Co-Head of Events

Josephine is a wise and classy gal who's ready to step out of her comfort zone at the drop of a hat. Her courage is an inspiration to our Seed Waikato whaanau. We wanted to hear from Josephine about her own inspirations. What we learned was worth writing down and sharing, so read on!

Who Inspires you?

My parents are my inspiration. They have always stood by my side. They do have some different views about life than I do, but they are the reason I am where I am. They support me in so many ways. They inspire me by how they have managed life with all the many difficulties. They have never told me I can't do something, rather they have been always confident that I would not give up, and will always figure out a way out of anything!

What do you spend your time on?

I spend my time reading fictional books, watching Netflix or just socialising with my friends.

What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

The most courageous thing that I have done by far is my decision to move to New Zealand, which is miles away from home. It was something that I wanted to do, in quest of figuring out who am I really? what do I really want from life? and how independent can I get? Yeah I had a lot of questions!

I am glad to have taken the step, as it got me out of my comfort zone. I do miss home and people at home, but this journey has helped me realise my true self. But I am still learning a lot more!

What color crayon would you be and why?

I would be maroon, cause Its a very classy color as per me and also cause no one would really know what's more in me red or pink! 😇

I like being a mystery! 😎

Where is your favourite place in the Waikato?

My favourite place in the Waikato is the Cathedral Cove. Since I saw it in one of the Narnia movies, I was in love. And the real place is even better than I imagined. I loved the fact that Cathedral Cove is so remote and secluded that you actually have to hike for a little less than one hour to get there. The landscape is stunning. And then, when the path descends and you make it to the beach, the big stone arch is there inviting you in. I could not think of a better spot to spend a day in the Coromandel Peninsula.

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