Monday, January 19, 2009

monday...



I listened to Dido all the way home… I needed something soothing to help me think.
I had just made a decision to quit my job. I really don’t think I’m caught out for that line of writing, and it will be sad to remain there and pretend I’m having a ball.
And to think a zillion and one people live that way…hmmm!

Anyway, I quickly informed my boss and a couple of colleagues so that I don’t get to change my mind after sleeping over it.

So it’s settled, I am leaving. What a relief!

So what next for me? I love writing. So I’m going to do a bit of freelancing – no strings attached per se. And then I want to try my hands on other stuff… and then write another book. This time, a full novel.

Life is too short. I made a promise to myself to enjoy what I do, and if it ever fizzles out, move on.

The place was good, but I grew weary of a lot of things. I’m not going to go into all of that here.

So, I’m gonna be broke for a while, play chess with hubby more often, and dance with my girls a lot more. Heee! Haaa!

I’ve never been one to give a damn. The things that usually get people screaming, only leaves me with a questioning crease on my forehead.


I love my guts!

19 comments:

NoLimit said...

Good for you...I love your guts...wish I had a quarter of it...but I've got bills to pay!!!lol ok kidding...loving...scratch that...liking what I do @ the moment...let's see what happens in another 3 months...
Congrats on your new book...it sure will have a place of honour in my bookshelf!!!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Does that mean your not writing/ editing for Genevieve anymore? I enjoyed your articles...
However, I'm glad you have resolved to only do the things you enjoy. Excellence only comes from passion..and if the passion you have for a particular line of work fizzles out then it's time to move on. I love your guts too:-)

Afrobabe said...

wow...I envy your strenght and bravery bbes and hope all turns out well..

We still haven't gotten our copies of Eko Dialogue here in london oh...

Danny Bagucci said...

Takes courage and will power to do that..... And obviously you have both in full measure.... Good luck in your next life outside work...

bArOquE said...

of course you love your guts! when you've got hubby that can take care of you, no reason not to do just what you love...i love my guts too but i cant use it like you have used yours...i so wish i can, i need to be doing something that'll make me happy

N.I.M.M.O said...

You WHAT?????

Well, I hope you have thought it through and more importantly, put it to GOD.

However, it goes do what's best for you.

All the best.

NaijaBabe said...

wow, that musta been a big decision. Good luck with you new endeavours. At some point in life you just have to move on.

fantasy queen said...

congrats....
sometimes we just have to wake up to chase our dreams.
i can imagine how scared i'd be if i had to quit my job.
enjoy the time spent dancing with ur girls...who know sou might find inspiration from it:)

Woomie O! said...

SWIT, the Lord is ur strenght. As long as u're convinced that it's the way to go, then way to go girl!!!

Woomie O! said...

i forgot to scream FIRST!!!

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Isi said...

nolimit, in 3 months time if u feel it is necessary to leave, abeg leave o! how u dey?

NDQ, thanks love.

afrobabe, no worry, am still working out the modalities *wink*

Danny, thanks danny. how r u doing?

bee, oya come here. whisper in my ear what you would really like to do!!!

NIMMO, thanks Nimmo, am trying to take time out to breath. its essential, abi?

naijababe, exactly! you feel me!

fantasy, thanks love :-)

woomie, thanks alot woomie! we r hangin out this week o!

um...u aint first. i had to approve the other comments. lol!!!!! am coming to ur space now.

OluwaDee said...

Very brave.
Hope u get to write another book, & keep doing what you enjoy.

FineBoy Agbero said...

Hmmm... guts...

I think u should have slept over it o. Such decisions are great, but u need to have somtin cut out already to take dat bold step... I'm always cautious abt quick decisions o..

Anyway, hope u have fun doin what u love sha!

Writefreak said...

Way to go lady! I have never been a supporter of staying at a job you hate! I quit all my jobs when they became like burdens, which was what made me realise i am not cut out for a 9-5

Enjoy doing what you love, play with your family and hope you make some cash soon...thumbs up!

Btw, did you discuss this with Mr?

rayo said...

wishin u all the best in whatever u decide to do dear.

Shubby Doo said...

good luck with this...i love your guts too...not everybody has the nerve or the opportunity to take such a step...chess aint that bad…not that I can play...lol

never stop reaching darling...your children will learn never to stop dreaming or excelling

AKINLABI said...

i love your guts too.

Aijay said...

All the best darling! Do U!