Author: Iveoma

Let Me Paint The Scene

Yesterday, I pulled up to a 4 way stop (4 stops signs placed at the intersection of two streets).  I see a tiny elderly couple with stooped postures standing to the right of me at the pedestrian crossing. The man was dressed in a fresh baby blue polo, neatly pressed knee length khaki shorts and all white sneakers. He was bald and his head was almost completely covered in giant age spots.  He was holding the hand of a woman with a matching outfit and full head of short white hair.  I don’t know if they were actually 90 years old but they really looked like they were.

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Asking for help, take 1…

“Hello?” I tuck my phone underneath my ear.

“Ivy? Hi, it’s Ibk.” He paused. “You sent me a text about video editing and branding.”

“Oh, hi!” I squeal and I stop to clear my throat hoping I do not sound desperate.

“SoIneedsomehelpwithvideoeditingandpersonalbranding,” I mumbled.

“Dear I didn’t hear you,” Ibk answered.

I take a deep breath and repeat, “So I need some help with video editing and personal branding.”

“Oh, okay, I will help you,” Ibk replied.

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The day I decided to outsource…

I took off my glasses and groaned as I rubbed my bleary eyes. I tentatively stretched my aching back and then glanced at the clock by my bedside table, it read… 4am! I jumped up out of my chair and decided to take a power-nap until 6am which was when I had to wake up to go to my full-time job.

I was hunched over my computer since 6:30 pm the day before editing ONE audio interview and it still wasn’t close to perfect. What is going on? I need to outsource this ASAP.

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“The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.”
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