I said no. No, thanks.
I would have patted his shoulder or said something to ‘let him down easy’ but it was so weird. He was someone I had seen around and hardly talked with. You know the quiet and reserved type who lurks around and never says a word? Yeah. That type. Anyway, I have on occasion completely taken charge of a convo that was not mine to begin with. So when he started chatting me up I took it as a cue to fill the silence with my voice and by the time he blurted it out I was so engrossed with my story I just sort of shrugged it off. His irate barrage of ‘whys’ was countered with excuses which rolled off my tongue like I had been expecting his question all along.
“I was in still in school.” “ I barely knew him.” “ Was he kidding?”
We parted ways soon after that and on my way home I entertained guys with the story. It was too funny at the time; that was three years ago. Fast forward to late December when I made my application to re-join Uni for my Masters, that moment felt all too familiar. The ‘proposal’, the angst of waiting for a reply and then the acceptance or rejection which in this case was determined by a bunch of scholarly suits reviewing my application. I finally got my acceptance letter a week ago! I can’t begin to explain how excited I am to be taking on this kind of challenge.
So I moved closer to school and still haven’t fixed up the new place yet. I’ve got a tonne of unpacking and catching up to do. Funny story I have been bingeing on junk for a while I only realised yesterday while I was ‘slaving’ away in the kitchen that I didn’t have a salt-shaker thingy 🙂 🙂 The struggle is real!
And while we are still on updates I’m super psyched to start my first two digital media consultancy jobs. The stars are aligned! Really, they have. With a combination of hard work, frustration and great connections. Listen, when I first started out aggressively packaging my name and blogging I felt ashamed. Why was I putting myself out there with nothing much going? I picked up the branding idea and run with it because there’s no harm in trying. Confidence built over time and guys are taking notice and it feels great!
I feel it’s time to get the blog out of its funk by bringing new people and content in. I’ll explore this creativity with more pics, amazing travel destinations (I’ll tell you more about #21NewCities later), videos, fashion and all that good stuff. I’m still working out the kinks and as soon as we’re ready we’ll let you know. Keep it right here.
PS/ I realized it has been a long time since I signed off, I really liked doing that when I was starting out, I think I’ll take it up again. Cheers guys.