Rekah’s Dairy! 4

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I came to the office today looking a bit messed up. I came to this city with only a box because that is all what my parents could allow me leave home with. They were not too happy for me to leave home to go start life some other place. They made me carry only a small box so they will be assured that I will come home soon, at most two weeks. I did bring the small box but one month and some weeks after my departure I am still in this city wearing to re-wearing if there is a word like that my few clothes. Today I searched and searched but I just couldn’t put something together to wear so I picked out one blue patterned shirt and a black gown. This gown is supposed to be an armless gown but I changed it to pinafore. When I looked at myself at the mirror I was afraid of the image I saw (LOL). It wasn’t so bad jare but I wasn’t feeling the ensemble though.

I got to the office and was alone because my colleague had one to the court. With nothing much to do I started putting together a piece on branding of a lawyer. It was my thoughts on all I have gathered so far in the course of the research. I wrote this about 12.15 pm when I was sent to the market to get something for my boss’s son. What she wanted wasn’t in the market. I walked the length and breadth of that market. Thank God I removed my heels to wear slippers ( my eyes for turn red with discomfort). The money she sent to my account didn’t reflect and so I had to wait. When the alert finally came the queue at almost all the ATMs were terrible. With tired feet, I stood for close to an hour before I could withdraw. While at the ATM I began to pray in tongues, I asked God to lead my footsteps to the right place. I told Him I was tired of walking around so He should come through for me. I had to keep walking around the market when I had withdrawn the money. You needed to have seen me clutching my bag as if my whole life is in it. Why wouldn’t I do so when somebody’s money is in it? I walked around for another half hour before I was able to get what I was sent. Before then from the money she gave me I had gulped down a bottle of Fanta. The Bible didn’t say man should not leave bread but by bread alone beside I needed to replenish the energy to continue my waka abi?
On my way back, I encountered serious traffic which has been regarded as normal in this city. I finally got to the office at about 8 o’clock but on my way there, I prayed and gave God thanks (muttering of course so I wouldn’t be taken for a mad person) that He counted me worthy to serve Him. I considered that as service rendered to God. After all, the Bible says “whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren you do so unto me”. I said a few words of personal prayers before I fell asleep on the bus. One of the things God re-emphasized to me right then was’ where ever you find yourself render all services diligently because it is only the diligent that will sit with kings’. Another day of learning has come and gone for which I give God the praise.
To be continued.

Signing out,
Rekah

About the Writer: She is young. A God lover whose aim is to always do right by God. She loves telling all that life and God has taught her to people to encourage them.

She can be reached at rekah913@yahoo.com

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Rekah’s Dairy! 3

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Hello people,
So, my job is beginning to be interesting. My boss is a lover of principle and protocols and for someone like me who isn’t a big fan of one it could be disturbing. I sent in my report on the way to take the business name forward and she struck almost everything off. My colleague (the defensive guy) mocked me to pieces. I was not too happy and at the same time not angry. I would laugh too if I were to be in his shoes but not to the extent of scorning. We also had a brainstorming session based on what we submitted individually and he was told to cut is prose down to an outline. I mocked him too (not the devilish mocking oh. Just a little serves you right mock). He is my paddy so God understands that I have to do something that pains him too.
My boss gave us a speech on branding. Oh boy! You need to hear her talk. She re- invigorated my lost desires again. I had wanted to study for my masters almost immediately but my Dad went into financial crisis and we couldn’t afford it anymore. I was also told by a friend that Masters is a waste of time because you can’t be paid what you are worth in Nigeria so I shrank back. But this talk with her really inspired me. I have a new focus to learn all that there is to learn before I leave this office. Yes o! I plan on leaving soon. I mean even though I get a salary upgrade it won’t be more that 5k or 10k at most. 10k on top my salary is not even something to be proud of. Anyway leave salary matter for another day. I became alive once again. Immediately she left I hit the internet to find a scholarship for online masters. I finally got a partial scholarship of one million. Where I will get the money to pay I do not know but I trust God sha. Why online you may ask? I do not feel lead to leave the shores of this country just yet but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a Masters from a foreign university.
We had to walk halfway to save transport but before we left the office we said a short prayer. We do this every opening and closing time (just me and him). I was asked to pray and felt led to call forth money. Ok, I didn’t feel led I actually needed money. Some sort of miracle money. Didn’t know my colleague needed it too. His amen was like thunder. Chai! It is only God that can help us young lawyers in this country. It is a phase and by God’s help we’ll will get past it.
Dear readers, if you know any school that offers full online scholarship please let me know. I need it abeg. Life can no longer get in the way of my progress. Not anymore. I am re-branding and will keep you informed every step of the way. I have decided to make lemonade out of my lemons and you should do so too. Do not also forget that everywhere you find yourself is an avenue to learn, grow and develop just like what I am doing.
To be continued.

Signing out,
Rekah.

About the Writer: She is young. A God lover whose aim is to always do right by God. She loves telling all that life and God has taught her to people to encourage them.

She can be reached at rekah913@yahoo.com

Rekah’s Dairy!

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*Please, abeg, biko your comments are welcome as you take a read today. It helps us know that someone out there can relate to what we have scribbled down…Lol*

Hello everyone,
Sure you all had an eventful day? Well, mine was for which I am grateful. I had two assignments to implement for my boss. She asked me to conduct a research for a seminar she intends to carry out in January which I did. I was to make a power point presentation of it. Two presentations!! Thought it was that simple but men! It wasn’t at all. It practically took up the whole day and if I had not quickly rounded up the second presentation, eight O’ clock for reach me there. I also had another work where I was to think about ideas that could get us out there more. I couldn’t do that one abeg because my brain was shutting down gradually because of hunger.
I had eaten noodles before going to work, I ate beans at work that my colleague brought to the office, I also ate noodles at midday but at about 12 pm, my belly was in a tumult. I was too hungry to concentrate on anything but I had to work. So with a rebellious stomach I created two power point presentations. Life is not easy o.
At least I am no longer complaining too much about my pay. I told God to pour joy beyond understanding into my soul and I know He did. So I am ready to go through all that He has in store for me. To learn and to develop all that is within me. I know my time here is limited so I am in a hurry to grasp it and be grateful to God.
My colleague is quite interesting. He is a very strong-willed person who can argue for Africa. He has defense for everything. While it is good to be able to defend your actions, you run into trouble most times because you refuse to listen and to take corrections.
“Mr. T do you know you will be in court tomorrow?” my boss will say.
“No Ma I am not in court this week.”
“Seriously? Check your dairy.”
“Oh ok Ma; it is because I know there is a week that I won’t be in court so I thought it is this week. Somewhere in my head I had told myself it was this week that is why I didn’t check the dairy.”
Mr. T so if I didn’t say it you would have messed things up?”
“No Ma…No Ma… I am not messing…”
“Mr. T, can you just listen?”
“Ok but…Ok Ma.”
That is the routine everyday at the office. My boss wanting to put Mr. T in his place, Mr. T trying to be right at all times. Don’t get me wrong, they are both nice people. Good Christians even. It is a three-man office and we are trying to give out the best we can to make things better.
My boss went for a funeral and instructed us to wait for her to get back before leaving for the day. We waited because we even had so much work to do. At about 7:00 pm she sent a mail instructing us to leave. [See!! she is not a bad person.] After walking halfway to save transport money, I finally got home tired and ravenous. I was given eba to eat by my roommate which I gladly pounced on. Thank God for friends.
The highlight of my day happened when one of my flat mate came in and gisted me about her boss. She said she believes God sent her to the school she teaches at for a reason. Her boss comes to her for prayers when she is feeling pressured. She said there is something about new businesses owned by believers. God sends His children to help them start-up so they can learn from there and also be an answer to the business owner’s prayers. I hope this makes sense to you as it did to me because it helped me to be more grateful for my job. She said after a while when our assignment is over, we will leave the business to take on the next God-given assignment. I went to bed feeling like King Kong. I am an answer to someone’s prayer. How cool is that.
To be continued.
Signing out,
Rekah

About the Writer: She is young. A God lover whose aim is to always do right by God. She loves telling all that life and God has taught her to people to encourage them.

She can be reached at rekah913@yahoo.com

Rekah’s Dairy! I

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Where do I start from? Gosh…..My head is crammed with so many things. I made a promise to myself and to my friend that I was going to document daily my experience at work. Now I think I regret that decision because with so many things going on in my head I do not know where to begin. I promised anyways, so I am going to keep my word.
Let me see what I can put together with the hope that it makes sense.
My name is Rebekah Imeh; I am a lawyer who got called to the Nigerian Bar in 2015. So, I’m done with my compulsory one year service and I am back to start my life. I applied to so many places and sites even during my period of NYSC but haven’t gotten any call or SMS for an interview. Did I mention that I am a Christian, a born again Christian. As a Christian, I decided to trust in God and let God have His perfect way. The stress of job searching was wearing me out so I Had to relax and take a breather.
God came through for me of which I am grateful for but not in the way I expected. My pastor gave me a call one Monday morning and said he would forward a number for me to call. He eventually did after so many hours had past and I gave the number a call. To save you the stress of reading my long and boring story I got a job as a Personal Assistant doubling as an attorney should there be any need.
My boss, a young, pretty, successful woman is a lawyer and owns a law firm somewhere in the southern part of Nigeria. She wants to develop a business idea or what she calls her passion and needed someone to assist her. I jumped at the opportunity not because I needed a job so bad but because I wanted to learn and understudy her idea as well as make money whilst studying. Her idea is fantastic but I wasn’t too happy at the offer but I decided to jump at it because I could learn the rudiments of my legal aspirations with her and through her. When she told me what I will be paid the already low morale dropped lower as it was a very meager sum. What opened my mouth to accept it is what I do not realize even up till now. Like I said I believe in God ordering people’s path and I know for a fact He ordered mine.
I started work the next day to God’s glory. I had earlier shared my testimony and people came to congratulate and tap anointing. Deep down I was smiling and saying if only you know much I am being paid. I got to work which by the way is her house. She runs a home office with one junior associate attached to her. I got here with mixed feelings. I should be happy but I am not. Do not get me wrong I am grateful to God. I knew God wanted to teach me some life lessons but I wasn’t too happy. I deserve much more than 30,000 Naira. I have so many responsibilities that are almost choking me yet I am earning so little.
To make matters worse, the Madam is demanding my services like she is paying me 200k. Truthfully, I cried oh. Cried so much during service that people thought I was in the Spirit. If only they knew how unhappy I am…. I promise to keep writing about my experience as the day goes by. Please pray for me that the joy of the Lord will come upon me once again. Seriously I was happier without a job than with this one. I’m I being too materialistic or selfish? God help me…….
To be continued.
Signing out
Rekah

*About the Writer: She is young. A God lover whose aim is to always do right by God. She loves telling all that life and God has taught her to people to encourage them.

She can be reached at rekah913@yahoo.com