The Universe is Playing with Me!

For months, I sent applications around and searched for jobs upandan, no show. And then a job came and the gods of temptation sent agents of shield!

Temptation comes in different forms. Me, I’m tempted to leave the job I have not yet started!๐Ÿ˜‚

So, two days after I got the teaching job. I got offered a job I would have absolutely loved by a friend who owns an online magazine:

Job offer
Noticed how I said “that would have been nice?”

And then, to rub it in even more, three days later, this came in from a photographer friend:

Job offer
You now know why this post is titled “The universe is playing with me!”

I know you people would ask why I refused a job I would have absolutely loved and one that was willing to pay twice whatever I would be earning. I’ll tell you.

First off, I did not want to unaccept the job I already have. I like people that keep their word. I had gotten a job, accepted to work with them, so I intended to keep my word. If you know the opportunities that come to those who keep their word! Besides, I am not about to pass on an opportunity to manage the social media page of an actual business. No, no, no!

Secondly, as far as the publishing job is concerned, I don’t exactly know how much of a good idea it is to work for someone who you cannot trust yourself with. Too dangerous ๐Ÿ˜‚.

And as for the teaching job, where I live in is far away from Lokogoma. If I calculate transportation and feeding for each day, I wonder how much will be left of that salary. This job I already have is of trekable distance from my house.

And then yesterday, just yesterday I was sent this one:

The plaza is #50 bike away. My mother has been pestering me to write an application for this one. But I don’t know. I’m scared of working somewhere I’ll be owed salary for months. At least, I’m sure this school I’ll be working at pays and on time too (I spoke to a staff there who happens to be the sister to my sister’s friend).

My own is, why didn’t all these opportunities show themselves when I was still searching? It’s like how you’ll be single and no serious fine boy will be on your matter. Then you just start dating and Fine Boys’ Association of Naija will now release it’s members around you ๐Ÿ™„. Nonsense!


16 thoughts on “The Universe is Playing with Me!”

  1. Your post is beautiful and you write so well. I dare say however that you made the right choice. Try talk to the other jobs and see if they can accept you on a part time basis. Writing for an online. Magazine doesn’t have to be a full time job. It can be freelance and remote. Please consider these options but don’t leave the job you have presently

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    1. I didn’t look a it from this perspective at all, but it makes lots of sense. I’m going to ask him if he wouldn’t mind that and see what he says.

      Thank you so much, and for the compliments too ๐Ÿ™ˆ… It means so much to me ๐Ÿ™

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  2. This post is well titled but no, the universe isn’t playing with you my dear. My response to your seemingly rhetorical question will be, ‘It is testing you’.

    Just like bad things comes to entice us when the good things we asked for only comes in half the original package we expected, this too is such a situation. The job as a staff writer or an online publishing assistant sounds good but really, if you quit your job, how sure are you that the job will be as satisfying? Besides, you can opt to do this job freelance and agree on working hours and days if they need you physically present.

    The 2nd job for an English ‘chicha’ as per your description sounds like you will spend half your salary on transport and feeding, so why not stay where you already are where you will not spend so much and still have some cash left to save?

    The 3rd one, I will say just apply for the fun of it and see how it goes. And remember to always pray about these things…and watch what God will do. Rather than ask God, what is this? Why now? Are you playing with me? Tell Him, ‘I know you are working for my favor, I’ll trust you to see where this leads me.’

    It will be fine.

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