Wednesday, June 11, 2008

After NYSC, what next?

So, I've been thinking about the next move. What next do I do with myself? Two-three months away from completing NYSC and several different options come to mind. Indulge me while I daydream. Shall I......get a job or start a business in Abuja, Lagos or wherever in this beloved country or...move to Berumda and lazy about in the sun,... no maybe teach English in Eastern Europe then ... join a missionary ship and evangelize the continents...or get married and become a full time mama in a small midwestern town in America? Oh yes, we must not forget grad school. A girlfriend is doing hers in Sweden for the adventure and their non-existent tuition. Exotic.

Get the degrees, land a job, bag a spouse, make babies and get the mortgage. Can't I just be a gorgeous princess? Then one day a dashing young man sweeps me off my feet and we travel the world for the rest of our lives? Only in my 20s and I'm already killing the fairytales. Why do we dream less as we grow older?

16 comments:

  1. Because Reality invades our dreams, rearing it's head and putting us in check

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  2. Why do we dream less as we grow older?
    I guess it's all because Adam ate the apple that Eve offered.

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  3. So many options. Make a list and do as many as possible.

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  4. don't stop dreaming gal!

    you can achieve all you can dream of by working on it. so go gal! am in your team.

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  5. That last line was classic. Ive been asking myself the same qustion recently! Nice blog:-)

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  6. @zena, very true. But what happens when one man's reality, is another person's dreams?
    @sting, I like that advice!
    @Bunmy, awww, thanks ;)
    @NDQ, babes, don't stop asking, glad you likey :-)

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  7. we shouldnt dream less but our dream should be more realistic... i alo sometimes dream of being whisked away by prince charming who will set me up in a multimillion corporation in naija where i can be a big shot executive and wear my sex and the city like clothes...but alas i cant i have to crawl my way up the corporate ladder wearind those ugly black and white outfits they make lawyers wear in naij

    ...sorry im ranting on ur blog.....its amazing tho....i shall follow it religiously :)

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  8. @look what the cat dragged in...I feel u oh, please, rant on, it's allowed!

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  9. Like Zena said reality invades. For me, in spite of reality, I've decided to try and fulfil whatever dreams within my reach as God wills, and put the future ones in His hands. The thing is though, I'm not really dreaming new dreams, I'm just trying to catch up on the old ones.

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  10. Quite frankly, reality sucks. I was fooled into believing that bagging 2 college degrees and an AAT meant I literally had the "whole wide world in my hands"

    Truth is 9-5 is grossly overrated and sucks.

    My ideal fantasy would be to win the lottery, invest my tax-free cash prize in a fixed deposit account and live off the interest for the rest of life, just traveling round the world!

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  11. @archiwiz, that's great...it's all about timing, you might think you'r catching up, but this might really be the best time to do it.

    @YES.."9-5 is grossly overrated" I think during our school year's we were miseducated as to what to expect once in the workforce, I'm slowly coming to terms with it all now...but I've decided that I won't let it steal my joy.

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  12. Its funny that I'm coming back to read this post and its striking me a different way that it did the first time. I've wondered about why we (or I) dream less; I'm still wondering. Which reminds me...I have to blogroll you, so I don't lose your url when I'm not on my computer. Take care.

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  13. lol...someday it go happen. Have faith.

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  14. Within the perspective; We dream less as we grow older because our life direction/choices is becoming vivid.

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  15. After NYSC, what next? What a great topic you got there. I found an answer on AfterNysc... Naija! At AfterNysc dot com. You may want to check it out. And uu will love it!

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