Thursday, August 21, 2014

140 characters more or less

I read somewhere that boredom is a precious thing.

Well, I am clearly bored of keeping a blog. Not necessarily with blogging, maybe with this blog.
I have taken to different forms of blogging on micro platforms - the Twitters, Facebooks, Google Plus, Instagrams, Pinterests, Foodspottings, Tumblrs.
Never MySpace, never.
I create notes and logs in apps for food and fitness, and Google Drive.

Revamp or start something new?
Tending towards the latter.
Integrate sounds like a better deal.
Or theme.

If the reader of this post is concerned about thinking in bursts or wondering if I am simply writing blurbs, then the reader should know that the writer is on presently on page 119 of 220 of "The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our brains," by Nicholas Carr, on my Kindle Cloud Reader.
And believe me, that explains this blog post.

In other news, this six year old electronic moniker that is "Miss Balance" has to go.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Empire State of Mine

I am finally in New York! I'm a stranger here. Everywhere I went, strangers helped me. When they had to leave, they handed me over to other strangers. Jamaican, Ohio grads, French men, Senegalese-American mum ... All the way from Queens to Poughkeepsie, and every city in between.
Thank you New York for the pleasant surprise!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Empire State of Mind

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard,
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

I dream of you, New York.
Four days to go and here I am counting down, all giddy with excitement!
It's no secret California has my heart, but I wonder if you'd be strong enough to contend.

Monday, May 19, 2014

New York is meant to break you

"New Yorkers will spread you like butter and they will take advantage of you. Do not be friendly with anyone! Mind your business, just do what you have to do and come back to us when you're done."

"Keep to yourself and don't try to talk to anyone at work about your personal life. Nobody cares."

"You will fall in love ... with New York." 

"I love New York. I think you'll like it. You're smart girl. You'll be fine."

"... Look out for the Italian sandwiches."

"The South is too slow for people like you. you should go to California or maybe even New York."

"Listen, and ask better questions. Be more confident and assertive."

"NY is too hustle and bustle for you. California suits your demeanor, but then again, you grew up in Gidi (Lagos)"

Oh well, guess I'll find out in two weeks!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Yours Truly, Winner of the Deloitte Technology Consulting Challenge!