In March, my company officially closed it’s offices and asked all employees to work from home as a result of the Corona Virus Pandemic. This was a temporary measure to ensure employees were safe. 4 months on i am still working from home. This arrangement gave me a lot of extra time on my hands. This was a very drastic change for me. I was not spending time on the road like I used to, so that gave me free time. Even though I still work as if I were in the office, I am more relaxed because I can wake up at 7am and still not be late for work. Today’s post is about all the things I have done because of the Corona Virus Pandemic aka COVID-19.
Before I get into that I do not know how the 31 days of July went by without a single post from me. My goal of 1 post a month was almost missed. I really missed writing for you guys (this is me assuming I have a lot of readers who realize it when I do not write).
I went through a phase of trying to rebrand, trying to pay for a hosted site and then finally increasing my target from one to two posts a month. All this happened in the 31 days of July. But none of them came to fruition. Don’t ask me why. I do not know. All I know is it wasn’t easy settling on what to write for July. I was blank and absent for most of the month. To meet my goal, I created a post on Instagram for my friends on there to tell me what they thought I should write about. So I have merged the responses and tweaked it a bit to get this. It may not even be what any of you suggested. But I will give you all who responded a special vote of thanks at the end of the post. Today’s post is looking at the things I have done during the extra time I have had on my hands, as a result of the Corona Virus Pandemic. Pardon me if it gets too personal. I struggle to talk about other things aside myself 😂😂😂.
I honestly thought I would miss going out and seeing people but trust me, these 4 months have been my best part of the year 2020. My deepest condolences to all those trips people planned. I really mourned with you all during this period. Do not worry, in the next episode of fellow Ghanaians, you most probably would be able to spend that money saved for travel.
Anyway, while we have been inside I have gone through many changes that I did not know I could experience in 4 months. I gained 2 Kilos, I did a bread fast for 2 weeks, I stopped eating supper, I started exercising, I won a giveaway on Instagram, I joined a hair growth challenge also on Instagram, I revived my older sisters business, I started a poultry farm, I stopped reading hence my struggle with writing, I binge watched 2 seasons of gossip girl in one day, I started loving to cook (mainly because I was trying new recipes) I revived my little sisters business that came to stay for two weeks and finally decided to start my own business!!!
I am always advertising something. I call myself your go-to person for a lot of things. I am sure my WhatsApp status viewers do not even watch my status anymore, so I trick them with a pretty picture at the end of the posts. My people, I am not sorry, that is one of the things I like to do; make noise about the good things people are doing. Ok so let’s talk about the businesses…
I realized I had a little extra time, so I said to myself, after many nudges and pushes from one of my friends, why not revive this beadmaking business my sister started. So I went back for pictures and started advertising to get your attention. I got a few orders. Advertising is good. You can’t have a good thing and hide it under your bed. Blow your horn. It’s even in the Bible.
Then while chatting with another one of my friends about a business my little sister (who is 10 years younger than I am) had started with her friends and how they couldn’t continue because the talent had dropped out of the team, she gave me a few ideas I hadn’t even thought about. So guess what? We revived Sakisi; the Clothing Store.
There are a few lessons to learn here.
It’s not too early or too late to start a business. Make friends who give you great ideas and counsel. If you are always talking about people or just vibing and laughing about nothing then please look for a new set of friends. You need the vibes but you also need money to support your lifestyle. I know my readers like nice things.
Finally, sankofa yen kyir. You can always start afresh. This time you have something to stand on.
We didn’t just revive Sakisi, we gave birth to SakisiPro!!! That’s my baby. I’m always supporting people. Finally I have one that’s mine. Entirely.
Sakisi and Sakisi Pro are online clothing stores that focus primarily on creating fun and lively clothes using Ankara fabric. SakisiPro however is the high end brand for the professional woman. Watch this space for more from us. Sakisi will open in August and SakisiPro will follow shortly.
These clothing stores have a beaded accessories department, where you will get your beaded bracelets, anklets, key holders, bag holders, earrings etc. These things are hand made with love for both males and females.
You should order from us sometime.
I also played with the idea of writing reviews for wig shops. Another idea from another friend. I remember when I used to say I had only two friends, I feel bad for thinking that way. I appreciate you all. Keep giving me these ideas and supporting me. I am getting emotional.
I don’t know how we ended up here but you guys should know by now that in this house we write as if we were talking and usually these talks go where the brain leads it. This is how we ended up here.
So in summary, build your network, (social capital), find ways to make money (financial capital) and relax in this life. Life is not that deep. Take it one day at a time.
See you next month. I promise I won’t be silent for long.
Shoutouts to Albie, Majoie, Getty and Mawunyo for the ideas on what to write. I really appreciate that you didn’t make me feel like I was talking to myself on IG.