|Does anyone else ail from this @derailed writing?? |
A few days ago, a lovely friend of mine wrote to me asking what
happened to my job search as my recent posts have mostly been 'random
musings'. We have never met but she's a faithful blog reader from
Singapore. Thanks for the concern Ana- I will give a detailed update
on that soon but a commentary is due on her question.
My people, I've done a terrible job taking you through the throes of my job search, huh? Abject apologies.
a year later, a mere 28posts which translates to a blogging rate of 2 posts a month!
there dungeons where flogging of lazy bloggers takes place?
All in all, I have my reasons(
don't I always..a few are just plain excuses!
blogging is not easy especially not when you're doing it from such a
personal front. You can never be too sure what is too much or too
little. We laud the brave likes of Ese
'Simpleton' Walters(my friends
statement, not mine) who have no
qualms airing laundry at the neighbours!
The content you put on the internet will forever be there to haunt
(this is what everybody says
) so lets go with, the internet has a way
of indelibly etching information. We try to be different!
For example my failed attempt at hitting on Nicholas Sarkozy who till
now I can't really explain why I find him so appealing(
Ok, not quite but examples elude me so lets go with that..his life's story/scandals interest me, though)
Say I meet a
French employer who loathes Sarkozy to the nerves of his pinky's. He
interviews me. Likes me. Then asks one of his internet witches to run an
internet search on 'Roselyn KN
'. Alas! My Facebook page comes up. He
discovers the little shrine I have dedicated to this man. ..,and with it
my attraction to Nicholas(notice how we are already on a first name
) and gbam!**insert french word for 'we do not hire traitors
'**. ..,and there goes my chance to move to the love capital of the world!
No.2; I love to read. I recently got back into the habit of reading
hardcover books..a book/month. However, most of my reading is done from
my phone! When I started 'Kazini Daily
', I discovered the wealth of information that is other peoples blogs! I met Pearl Osibu
, a meticulous writer who blogs about flies and frogs(i.e. Anything and
everything in the wittiest way). Then came 'NaijaHusband
' who(with his
wife in tow) blogs about their marital glam and gloom. The lovely Stella
who can work a pencil skirt like it came attached to her frame. Seun
the kindest soul ever who combines her love of fashion with that of her
maker(God)..and many many many others!!!!
Can you see how distracted I got meeting all these lovely people and
extending my philanthropic writing itinerary to reading their (I must
say) very interesting blogs?
No.3; Then there's the stress that comes with a job search. It
interferes with many realms of your life especially the social bit.
You cannot really hang out as much as you'd like to especially if you're surviving on a shoe string budget.
Thus, some friends have to go
(..or be avoided/suspended..whatever you may call it
) with your job search. If like me you are from the boondocks(..a dusty village somewhere in the
RiftValley in my case) and have to occasionally travel to the city to be on the
ground for your job search, being a third party at a friends or
relatives home can be something else.
If you so much as cough in a way to suggest you might soon fall ill, the
owners of the home give you the side eye
(who the hell came up with this phrase..literally makes no sense to me..yet I just used it!)
and there's the unspoken conversation of
'I hope you have medical insurance in case that's pneumonia!
Or say the cold season beckons and for one reason or the other, you are
home more days in the week than usual. Food reserves begin to decline.
Na wa for you oooooo!
All these can be a bit much and a little distraction helps hence the choice to pen the things random.
Ok, time out. Expect a detailed post on my progress sooner than later !!