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Before I got a job I was very eager for one.
I started with figuring out what I wanted to do with my life and then I started to apply. I didn’t get any callbacks and people would try to be supportive and say encouraging things like, “a job would come at the right time“, but would it, really?
What they didn’t know was how, in my heart, I was grateful that no one called. I was scared shitless.
I was afraid of getting a job.
I wondered what would happen if I got a job as a secretary (for instance) and my boss expected me to write a memo. Where do I begin? How do I learn to write one of those? What if I’m a failure?
In order to avoid these possible outcomes, my mind told me that it would be better to stay at home and I quite agreed with that.
One day, in a random chat with Pirfa aka Police, aka PHP, I mentioned this fear and he told me I wasn’t alone. Everyone, even the best of them, had such fears before starting up at a new job. Knowing I wasn’t alone was all I needed, I suddenly felt ready for the labour market.
This was in 2013.
It’s 2016 now and I’ve been working for over a year… time does fly.
I was terrified upon starting and then I realised you excel at what you love and what you put your mind to. I’m proud to say that I can do things a couple of people don’t know how to, but the funny thing is, it’s not hard at all.
My job as a content developer (writer) for www.kapital929.fm is wonderful – most times.
I get to write stories, news, plump pieces and the likes.
I’ve met some celebrities and white people, I love white people (Sue me!), although I am usually too self-conscious to talk to a white person, especially a cute guy, but work has helped me build some confidence about that.
I met Thor Pedersen, the man travelling around the world. I wonder where he is at the moment…. I got to meet the totally dapper Uti Nwachukwu 😍, the controversial John Fashanu, Emeka Iyke, Governor Ortom of Benue State… The list goes on.
Oh well, back to my job. It was daunting at first to find myself thrust into the radio world without so much as a footnote on where to begin, but for these past 18+ months I’ve learned a lot.
Fear almost took away my happiness, one of the things I always craved for; working for a radio station.
Everyday I find ways to best the fear. It could have taken away this experience at a fair job, a chance to learn and a chance to make an impact on society in my own little way.
Don’t let fear control you. It’s just the devil making you believe you can’t do it, but you can.
With God, you can.