I have always wanted to be a busy woman. Waking up ready to start the day, and going to bed in the evening feeling tired – but with satisfaction that I have achieved all or at least part of what I had set out to accomplish that day.
Part of what prompted me to leave mommy’s and daddy’s nest is the fact that I felt I needed to keep myself busy. Then, that involved pushing myself and not being too comfortable with being given all I needed. Leaving the nest I did (I miss them though).
Here I am feeling all sorts of busy. Some of my weeks are quite crazy, and to be honest with you, if I spare some time to see you, know you have such a very special place in my heart. I mean, I even haven’t gotten time to go see my folks. And what I tell people these days is, I have no social life. Sometimes I don’t pick calls or respond to texts because my thought process gets interrupted. Thought process because I produce content each day. I am trying though.
I have what I would call my first hustle. Here I get to interact with customers over the phone. Now here, I spend 10 hours of my day, and about eight of those hours is spent talking. What makes this job interesting is the kind of customers I get. There are those who want to marry me, others want to meet me, others shout at me, others are impressed by my beautiful voice and how I handle their issues, and others still, call me (well the company I work for), a con-woman. Then there are those colleagues who just brighten up my day.
There is what I call my other hustle. I am a writer. The other day I just thought of googling myself. And yes fam. I am famous. I mean, I am on google. Not just my social media pages, but guys I am actually on google. My writing job is one of the best things that happened to me in terms of jump starting my career. I am honestly so grateful to my boss for believing in me and giving me the opportunity. It has taken me places.
These two, I do on a daily basis. Monday to Friday, and some Saturdays too. Other weeks, like this particular week, I had to give an interview. It was such an honor to be able to not only talk about my writing work, but also inspire aspiring writers.
Most Sundays I go to church and take an afternoon nap. Weekends are generally set aside to bond with #him especially because we rarely get weekdays to ourselves.
There are days I just feel so tired and overwhelmed by it all. What keeps me going however, is the fact that I am doing what I love. In the end, it is what puts food on my table.
Then there is the part of getting to talk to aspiring writers that gives me the greatest joy.