Are you mad at me? Please don’t be. I’m sorry I went AWOL (again) but by the time you finish this I’m sure you’ll forgive me
Actually I have one excuse which is that I don’t have a functioning laptop at the moment but here I am typing on my phone so… I don’t have an excuse really.
Umm… Sorry I’m thinking of how to start… Lol… Ok… I have resigned I resigned in June. Yes, some 2 months ago. I should have said something abi? Ok I’m sorry I didn’t. I left the job o, left the bank job to the glory of God. Kai, I was running mad there.
Remember how I said I wanted to go to an industry but I felt like it would affect my spirituality and I didn’t feel like I had a go-ahead to leave my job, well I got clarity and clearing.
Warning: It’s about to get somewhat spiritual.
It’s no news that I was miserable there. I dreaded going to work. Everyone could see it. I mean, I tried to enjoy it. Tried to find something interesting in what I was doing but I just couldn’t. I tried to change departments at a time, even marketing was beginning to appeal to me but it just didn’t work out. Brethren (lol) I got serious. I realized that all I’d been doing since was whining, grumbling (which is a sin) and whining some more. Complaining to every and anyone who cared to listen. I decided to stop that (actually I continued but just a bit) and I began to pray! Like I prayed, I fasted, I began to search scriptures that had to with direction and fulfilling purpose. I cried. I told God I wanted to fulfil my destiny that how could He leave me to stay in a bank. I told Him I didn’t want a mediocre life and I wanted to “hear that voice in my ear saying, “This is the way, walk in it” whenever I turned to the left and whenever I turned to the right”* That was my favorite scripture and I repeated almost anytime I remembered it during the day. I started to pray at night as well. I took this thing P!! “He makes all things beautiful in His time”** was another favorite of mine. I began to chant “Make it beautiful Lord”, my BBM PM for days was the same thing: Lord make it beautiful, make it beautiful oh Lord, make it all beautiful. I prayed, saying things like, Give me clarity, let it be clear, “Lines will fall unto me in pleasant places”*** etc etc. And He heard me and answered me. He came through. Everything became clear like He just placed what I was supposed to do in my heart. I suddenly had peace about leaving the job and started making plans for the next step.
I’ve been in love with all things media and entertainment for a while and I had been getting comments like you have good voice, you have a voice for radio. One of my bosses at work said your poise, you looked like you were interviewing me back there. This was after a brief meeting I’d had with her. My dilemma had been what aspect to focus on. I certainly didn’t want to be a singer a la Tiwa Savage or a dancer (think Kaffy). I knew I wanted to talk more than dance or sing or act and people who know me know my love for Isha Sesay knows no bounds. I decided to read up on her, Amanpour, Oprah and several other journalists/anchors/presenters/hosts and then I researched on Journalism and that was it. The direction got clearer.
Things have really fallen into place for me guys. I leave for New York tomorrow for the prestigious New York Film Academy for a one year Journalism programme. When that’s done I’m taking over the world… No, seriously I really am (LOL).
I hope this has encouraged at least one person. Seek direction and take action. Do something!!! Please!!! I hate hearing people say I hate my job and 10 years later they are still in that same job, on that same desk!!
Life is what we make of it. Shun dissatisfaction and mediocrity. Chase your own definition of success diligently and you will catch it!
It is well with us in Jesus name.
All those asterisks up there beside the passages, yeah those ones, please google them yourselves ehn. Please. Thank you.