Monday, December 05, 2005
WHAT NEXT...A BOULDER?
This week has just been quite interesting that I am just too tickled for words. Like that Nigerian christian chorus goes, 'Laugh the Devil...Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha'. First a break up with a friend and then Saturday night at my station's Christmas party, I find out the news director with whom I had been discusing a position in California over the past month was fired from the job on Wednesday or Thursday. Can you imagine that? As in when I heard this I didn't know whether to cry or laugh. Had sent in everything and he had called for recommendations, all that was left was to be called in for the interview or told they had gone with someone else. I just smirked like 'are you freaking kidding me'? Did I jinx this guy into losing his job or does my luck just know how to play some really funny jokes? Oh well, 'another down, several others to go...no love lost.' But dag!!! I was really looking forward to a warm sunny place [oh by the way I didn't get that job in Florida, but other opportunities will come]. God Dey sha and as Sefi Atta wrote 'Everything Good Will Come,' and let me add, in the divinely appointed time, so no shakings. If it is mine, It'll be mine won't lose sleep over that. Worst case scenario, move in with my cousin or uncle and continue roughing it out from there. Like Biafran leader Ojukwu said in his post civil war speech, ' Fellow countrymen and women, on Aburi We Stand. There will be no compromise.' Therefore there shall be 'No Victor, No Vanquished'...until 'Addy' decides...so all-a-this is for the...WHAT!?!....Marines.... WORD TO YO MOMMA!!!.
That aside, I'm taking a current affairs test for a position with the Associated Press on Thursday. Gotta keep the momentum going. Where there's rejection there'll finally be acceptance, so I won't be deterred. I don't know what to expect of the test but I remember taking one similar to that for admission to Columbia Univeristy Journalism School. Boy did I fail woefully on that. Well it was mostly print writing type stuff and then I didn't have that experience, hence my internship. But this test is a broadcast writing test so I'll be aight, It's what I do every day.
Meanwhile, my countdown looms. It's drawing nearer by the day and hour. It's a huge dilemma that I am facing. What to do and when to do it. Hoping I am not making a rash decision but a right one. I have been talking about it seriously for the past 3 months trying to inculcate the idea into my head. Everyone around me thinks I am playing a big joke, but I am so dead serious. I guess I am at a crossroad and need to think fast. 25 days doesn't seem like enough time to make life changing decisions. Pushing it further would be fooling myself. I guess I'll be praying harder this week for wisdom, guidance and favour. I'm sure you are wondering, 'what on earth is she going on about?' Will spill in a few...gotta work on my Christmas wish list.