AUGUST 12-18 ,2018.
I am the type of person who love work, work and work. I work almost 18 hour out of the 24 hours that makes a day.
From domestic work , to office work, back to domestic work and I even bring home my office sales and account book which I go through on daily bases.
Doing the kind of business I have, (photo lab, studio and frames for enlargement etc) I don’t leave things to chance. I have to be thorough in checking the accounts so as to avoid a collapse of my business. That is for the finance. In terms of services rendered ,I also do not play with it. I made it a point of necessity and importance to learn how to handle customers jobs myself not minding the fact that I have employees who are paid to do these jobs.
I have realized that whatever business one does, one has to know at least the’ nitty gritty’ or the basics of that business, or face serious disappointments from employee. one can wake up one morning, go to his office only find out that his key staff have stopped work unceremoniously. Yes, it has happened to me severally. Even the ones who signed three years contract with me and are under training will all of a sudden stop work bceause they felt they have learn the work . I have had a good number of boys and girls I have trained under video and photo editing, photo book binding, printing, framing and canvassing who felt they have learnt enough, not minding that
their years of contract have not expired, stopped coming to work, just like that.
I could remember the incident that made me decide, to learn to do most of these work myself. That was four years back. 3rd of January to be 2015 precise when I newly join my husband in his business. This particular day, we were to resume work after the Christmas celebrations, to my chagrin, all my key staff never turned up, till the 6th. I missed so much money that day because I don’t know how to edit and print enlargement picture. I saw money slipping out of my grip. I was helpless. i was not happy but I was challenged.
So I told myself. Juliet you have to go learn how to do enlargement editing and printing. In effect, I tightened up my belt ready to get myself trained. I had to, and I really have to thank God for helping me take that decision. I have been reaping huge benefits because of this.
That’s by the corner, anyway, Back to my main piece for this post. work, work and work. Work is good but too much of it can break you down and that is why you need to give yourself a break to avoid a breakdown. I have realized the importance of rest. So take a rest once in a while. Your body needs it to get stronger for more work.
This day my husband and I decided that we go together to our church’s annual African conference held in Corde Voire, Abidjan. We flew into Lagos and left the shores of Nigeria via road as opposed to my husbands earlier suggestion that we go through air. I told him that I need to have experiences as it has been two years since I traveled out last. The journey was hectic though but it was worth it. We traveled in a group of five. there were too many checks at the various borders we crossed, some require that we trek some miles even up to a kilometer.
The most interesting part of this journey was that I was with my husband. It was as if we were going for another honey moon. From the time we left the house together with our children waving us good bye to the time we entered Abidjan, followed through all the church activities and journeyed back home, my husband and I had the best of each other. It was love rekindled. It was as if we just fell in love with each other for the first time. I loved and cherished each moment. I told my husband that we should be doing this more often.
I recommend married couples to travel out together to any place of their choice . To be away from the hustle and tussle of live., to be away from children and family. to be in the world of their own . This will help rekindle and strengthen the love they have for each other.
As for me I have decided. South Africa is our next port of call come August 2019 as we go for another ECK African Seminar. With my husband off course. I cant wait for this day to arrive . South Africa here we come.
MAY THE BLESSINGS BE.