THE ‘SOFT’ LIFE
Charley edon red!! March was not so good to me; I was for most part of it blank, bored and with no zest and also anxious on some very personal stuff. I just went through the motions of mundane activates just to get by. You guys recall I asked my friend Thelma to even guest write my blog for me. It was that ‘bad’ but I am still grateful for life and living it. I looked forward to APRIL for renewed energy and perspectives as well and also for the fact that it is my birth month and my son’s too.
Now April is here and not much has changed though; my energy is a lot better and I am quite hopeful and committed to making some meaningful and important personal decisions. Aside that too I have been thinking a lot about e-levy on how it will impact me as a micro-business owner plus all the other transactions I carry out in the month. To add to my woes, this morning Visa and AliExpress decided to show me ‘pepper’. My transaction failed but I got debited, of which I am told I can only receive refunds after 10- 15 days and a maximum of 45 days. I was making payment for my new stock for @thepearlsgh (online business on Instagram) and I was hoping to avoid paying e-levy charges) but alas!! I can only pray and hope that everything gets sorted before May 1, and that is even just by the way. I am clueless on what to do beyond May 1. I am conflicted on how to mitigate the e-levy charges without having to increase my prices too much and also not make losses while the dollar keeps winking at me. At this point I can only say sanee wa!!
On the other hand, I am excited for my birthday on Friday April 22, it’s not that anything significant will happen, as a matter of fact mine always get shadowed by my son’s whose is on the 20th. This year I don’t have money to splurge; I am ‘broke’, soft life nu ay3 beans.
I am also happy because I am not turning 40! These days everywhere I turn people are turning 40, it’s like 40 is the new 20!! Please do not get me wrong, it’s not like I don’t want to be 40, but my checklist has plenty unmarked and I am keeping fingers crossed to check them before 40, and for that I am happy to wait…LOL, congratulations to you if you have taken the lead, ony3 small photoshoot bi myey3!! but above all I pray for life and Godspeed for us all.
I am also happy to be going ‘home’ for my grandmother’s funeral. My grandma passed in 2020 during the peak of the covid-19 pandemic and we had to bury her with no funeral. She was over 100 and so we have decided to celebrate her life and why not?? As for me any opportunity to go home dierr I take it, they don’t come often no matter how hard I try so away bus! menyi dwet33 nanaso vim w) mu and just so you know home is Sekondi-Takoradi, the best city or you disagree?? I can’t wait to see my niece too.
And who has been following the SHS placement wahala? It’s not funny at all! For a system that came to replace one that was not doing well in terms of fairness and equity I beg to differ; a parent said he was allegedly asked to pay 5000ghc to change his ward’s school to a grade A one, just to be sure and have a witness he made another parent contact the same ‘connection’ man who happens to be a staff to request same, enti education yi eb3y3 yie like this? And I was just thinking so in 4 to 5 years will I be subjected to same to get FIIFI a good school even if he makes good grades? All I can say for now is hmmmm and sympathise with parents or wait maybe we can go back to the old system too ….
April is coming to an end and I am grateful and look forward to more positivity on all sides in May but in case you have forgotten e-levy takes effect on May 1st and School reopens on the 10th too; be sure to add e-levy charges as you transfer the fees, buy credits and order for the pizza!! If you have to pay me, I dey beg send 99ghc a day wai na krom ha ay3 hyee!!
I am still thefantiwoman