Today marks my 100th blog. I’ve spoken about the customs, the traffic, the lights off, no water, restaurants, politics, family, friends, smother, customer service, the list goes on but my favourite topic has been about me, the craziness that is my life here in Ghana and my quest to find true love.
So how do I mark this occasion, well I am back to me and my quest to find true love. In a couple of months, I will be officially in my mid-30s, 5 more years until I hit 40. It’s kind of scary although I am still maintaining my football age of 26. My spot has re-opened under different management, but I am back to my morning lucozade so I don’t mind. A nice lady, she is very friendly and greets you with a smile. I always find the best customer service is found at a kiosk or container spot even if you are only going to buy a gin and lime for 75p.
Well the Christmas rush is well and truly over, I have to say a big shout out to all my friends and family who have graced me with their presence. I have to say a big shout out to all the guys who have come in and out like thieves in the night, I bid you adieu. I have met some real characters these past few months. There was Rob, who I finally had to let go of because the on-off thing was getting too much and wasn’t going anywhere. There was DJ guy, I did like him, he gave me something I haven’t really had since I got here, that is an actual date in an actual restaurant as opposed to my house but way too horny for me, he wore me out just listening to talk. There was sweetboy J, I really need to keep away from them type, anyone who looks in the mirror more than his girl definitely aint going to love that girl more than himself. There was Reg, oh the blast from the past, said he still felt the same way he did all those years ago about me. Yeah right, and that’s why he chose to engage another bird. There was “I don’t do anything except law”, good luck with that mate. I think that’s it. I do pick em.
So now I am left with 2. Well sort of. These are new players to the game. Who knows what will happen. The first one I will call lawyer guy 2. We have had one conversation and the rest has been facebook action. The reason being he lives in London. An uncle of mine is trying to hook us up, but trouble is, he left a response on my post and ended the sentence with “sister”. I didn’t know how quite to take that. Chick, fine, girlie, ok, babe, I hate but can live with, but sister. A bit of a bubble burster.
The second one is called Nii. He’s 31 or 32, but he looks older and I look younger so we kind of meet in the middle. Again another set up, this time from a friend. She gave him my number on Thursday, he called me on Friday and we have been texting since. We are supposed to be going to Tawala beach on Wednesday, there is some thing that happens there every Wednesday night. He is quite rugged looking, talks but not so sure of himself, so not my usual sort, so at least that is one step in the right direction. We’ll see how that one goes.
On the job front, I decided to take advice from my mentor. One of my old bosses at MTN. He said I have the potential to grow in marketing and I should go for it. If anything it will allow me to cross over to another industry, my current job only allows me a move into another FMCG. But nothing is set in stone so I will just wait and see what happens and what kind of package I will get. I have also been told on good authority that the position may well be within my current team which would be good, but I’m wondering if I should just go to the new team and see if I can perform the impossible, that is turn their negatives into a positive. Afterall, when I joined the current category it was in a complete mess, I cannot say I single handedly turned it around, I’m not that vain (she says), but its going well now. Making a decision is difficult for me but I appreciate this man’s advice. He is at the top of his game and I do value what he has to say so I will go for it. I’ve never been one to say “what if” and I will be damned if I will start now.
So that’s where I was and this is where I am. I hope you have enjoyed reading my first 100 blogs and you continue on my ride to the next 100.
Until the next time x