Hey people! Today was just one hell of a day. I woke up feeling too sick to do anything and I made all the necessary calls to ensure that I could spend the day in bed. I felt so sick that even when the popular media diva and vlogger called and said she'll be shooting three episodes of her Vlog today, in an interior decor shop somewhere in Lekki 1, and asked if I would like to come around, I said no. That's how horrible I felt.
But barely ten minutes later several things suddenly popped up and I realized that I didn't have the luxury of spending an entire day in bed, I got up and hit the road. It's almost midnight and I only just came home, that's why I've been MIA all day. I'm very thankful to God for a beautiful day though.
The picture above brought a smile to my face. I'm excited about my life right now, I'm at peace with so many decisions I'm making, and I applaud myself for making these decisions and for putting plans into action. One of these decisions was to reach out to this lady in an industry I'm 'eyeing'. She's doing exploits and making waves. I hope to do something similar someday, but these are things that must be learnt, yet they aren't taught. So I decided that I want to work with her, understudy her in the process and have some of her knowledge from years of experience, and fairy dust rub off on me. LOL.
I scoured the Internet for her contacts and eventually found her email attached to an article she wrote some years ago. I mailed her and she hola'd back. We got talking and I told her what I wanted. She enthusiastically told me that she would love to have me on her team and further updated me on some projects she is involved in and asked where I thought I could fit in.
I let her know and then she immediately said "I'm not sure I can pay you right now though". I explained that money wasn't the reason I sought her out. Her response, with all seriousness and curiosity; "So how do you make your money? Are you a runs girl?", she asked me pointedly. I tried to laugh it off but I could see that she actually wanted an answer, she wasn't laughing. Was she really expecting a "yes ma, I am lawyer by day, runs girl by night"? I really don't know...
Well she was a bit dubious because I was volunteering to work gratis and this almost led her to question my competence. What she failed to realize was that my passion and drive would make me do one hell of a job! We're still on the matter, we've become quite friendly and I'm learning a lot.
Meanwhile why hasn't he called me? I went to Spar last week to get a new standing fan as PHCN is vexing, and right there in the electronics section Prince Charming walked up to me. He politely asked me questions about this and that. Yes PRINCE CHARMING! The kind I sometimes fantasize about, sexy-geek kinda guy, broad shouldered 6 footer, creamy light skin but not too fair, nerd glasses with the cute boyish face and an athletic body. *Pheew! Take me nowwwwww!*. He asked my opinion on the inverter he wanted to buy and tsk-tsked when I told him I know nothing about inverters, that ours was just paid for and installed, I asked no question. He wanted to know what I thought about Binatone rechargeable fans and then asked a few more random questions, all in the name of forming conversation. Finally he asked the most important one; can I have your number please?
Duuhhh. Off kess you can baybay! I learnt that he's single and had just moved into a new home and was trying to set things up. Right there in the middle of all the buzz we talked about his new home, his former home, our jobs, the power situation, if we were voting the next day and some other random chatter.
He asked if we could hang out after the election, "go somewhere stimulating" were his words and I joked that I would leave it to him to pick the place, as "somewhere stimulating" is relative. We parted ways to do our separate shopping but he came over to say bye when he was leaving.
So Clark why haven't you called?
He gave me his number too and I'm wondering what to do with it. To call or not to call? Ladies, would you? Fellows, should I?