INSOMNIA!!!!!! + Ideas *Input needed!

Its 6.08 in the morning and I have slept for about half an hr. Why you ask good people of blogger, well you see right when I closed my eyes at 12.30AM,............ but ALAS here I am, like 4 hrs later, without sleep in sight! WHY MEEEEEEEEE!!! So I decided to blog about my Ideas I had briefly thrown out there in my last post.

So yesterday, I had an appointment at the college in my city, I went to talk to a counselor about the business Ideas I have and what kind of classes I had to take to get certified, and also just to have a general knowledge about what its like to run a business and also if my ideas where feasible. And by the grace of God, I will be starting the class in September! When I am done my undergrad. Okay I am sure you guys want to know my ideas, I do not know if I can explain it so easily.

I want to own an event coordinating firm that specializes in hospitality. I would coordinate all kinds of events, from weddings, to birthdays, to business functions, a whole bunch of stuff, but also have a hospitality aspect to it. When my family moved to Canada about 5 years ago, I remember how stressful it was for my Mum. she did not know how to go about the school process, or the housing process, like she was so frustrated. I remember her asking if they were people out there who offer professional help, but she couldn't get any tangible answers. So here I am in my final year knowing my major is not 100% where my heart is. And I am willing to take this bold stop!(pray for me). Mind you I still plan on working with my degree, but I just want to see where my passions in life take me.

Also I think my blog is going to move away from very personal things about my life to more General things about my society, the country I currently live in and other interests that I have. I like how Kemberly and other bloggers showcase Young Nigerians in America, who own their own businesses and are doing well. I want to start doing that here but for Canada. I know a whole bunch of people who are have very innovative ideas and are going to go places in the future. Does this mean I have to become Un-anonymous(sp)?

SO what do you guys think? Honest opinions ooo!

XOxo
Ms.O

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38 comments:

RocNaija said...

A wise man once said.. "Ideas rule the world" The good thing is your doing something about it.. aiming for the sun and if you miss you'll land among the stars..
An option with your blog is to open a new one.. to serve your new 'calling' and still run this and a personal one..
OK.. I'm starting to talk gibberish!

RocNaija said...

PS what kept you awake? The talk with the ex or your ideas??

" We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open." ~~ Edwards Harry

tankojjetty said...

Hi, 1st time here, i think
I think its amazing and a very bold move for you to test your feet in entrepreneurial waters...

you've seen a need and u're seeking to fill it...

only one thing to tell you...
ideas abound,execution is everything...
my dear just start...
dont think,really, just start

see u at the top

Good Naija Girl said...

I was going to ask if what your ex had to say is what kept you up, or if, once awake, your mind was too excited thinking about your ideas to let you sleep.

I wish you all the best with this new venture/idea! It's really awesome that you're trying to find a way to do something that will help people. I personally think that if that's your first objective you can't fail.

One blogger who's based in Canada who might be helpful to talk to is Bobby Taylor. She's a PR consultant and Nigerian, but her site (www.bobbytaylorpr.ca) seems to have been hacked. Here's the link to her blog: http://bobbytaylor-bgt.blogspot.com/

Keep us posted!!!

Sting said...

I think ur idea is great. Hopefully, you be able to make it a reality.

bumight said...

I like ur ideas, and no u dont have to become un-anonymous.

Tininu said...

*creeps in quietly** Hi, if you still remember me, told myself i was gonna hold back my blog presence for a while...

Unfortunately your right, your blog will move away from you, as i have found out personally and when talking with other past bloggers who have quit for the same reason, i have struggled to try and do both and i have failed as you can see...the idea sounds good but there is one thing. Remember your working to live a better life and your not living to work.. As you get deeper into your work, you will realise what i am talkign about...good luck, because your def going to need it

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

Good luck with the business, i think any business idea can work if you put in the hard graft, you would have to build up a huge portfolio of contacts though. As for the x tell him to F off

Buttercup said...

why do exes just feel the need to just interrupt our already peaceful lives????

all the best with ur ideas sweeite..will be praying!

Ovay West said...

Hmmmm Ms O, do I know you?
Hope you're successful!
bisous!!

Ms.O said...

@ RocNaija, thank you so much for the advice. I was awake not coz of the talk, I just couldn't sleep! I am a very light sleeper, and once my sleep has been interrupted, its hard for me to go back to bed.

@Tankojjety. Thank you so much. I am going to start. still doing ym research. thank you tho.

@GNG. Thank you for the words. I do know about Bobby Taylor. I would contact her as soon as most of my own personal research has been completed.

@Sting. Thank you girlie!

@ Bumight. Thank you!

@Tin Tin!!!! OMG YOU CAME OUT OF HIDING FOR ME!!!..YAY!!

The advice has been heard. I would always try to remember that wherever this takes me in the future, thank you!


@MDM. Lol I did already! he is not listening!!!! Yes I know about the contacts, which is why I am doing alot of research first. thank you for the vote of confidence.

@Butters, thank you sweetie!

@Ovay. Nah you don't know me personally. You probably know of me the same way I know of you. Canada is small! esp Ontario!

Temite said...

GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!
Make sure no one is doing the same thing, and find away to make it more innovative. technologize it, you know the 2.0 model. Take it to another level. you know and just keep thinking about it and think of ideas and protect your intellectual property. At the same time, I like you and your jists, so just dont take that out sis. XOXO

Arewa said...

exes exes!

why do you think i am in the least bit interested in talking about us just cuz u don't have anything else to do? i honestly am starting to think that once u certify an ex (as in never going back) you should kindly request no contact(as if...)

i just started a business (january 09) and it's doing great! it has absolutely nothing to d with engineering but it's something i'm mad passionate about. i get so much fulfilment from it and cool $.
goodluck with yours, keep us updated

i just discovered your blog, off to read the rest of it

Bombchell said...

that's good that your going to pursue your passion along with keeping your degree to use. best wishes, slow and steady, and by taking little steps, soon you'll realize that youve built your dream.

there are young naija bloggers in the us, showcasing theri business' etc???

most blogs i freq are american or asian blogs, about makeup or food. lol

Writefreak said...

It's really great that you're doing something about your idea. I pray it leaves the realm of ideas to become a reality! One only needs to find a need to get a winning idea!
All the best!

Original Mgbeke said...

I love the ideas. And I always give much props to people who are bold enough to start up their own business. That's definitely what's up! I wish you the best of luck.
I also like the concept of showcasing folk in Canada who we can be aware of. Nice one, Ms. O
How you been dey na?

wordmerchant said...

I say go for it..ideas are not born in thin air are they?...it's a very feasible business idea. You can do it, go for it xxx

naijagirl said...

Ms O, I think its impressive that you were able to take something out of your experiences.
Having that first class experience will help you in the hospitality sector. I wish you all the best with that

fashinga said...

Hey...its my first time on your blog.
Been here for a while too cos i've been going thru your archives..
Anyway, i once read a book that said "just as most women want to fit into a dress size that's too small,they also put themselves in a bag thats too small and never achieve their dream"
what im trying to say is successful people always have big dreams..
I like that you know what you want and you're envisioning it..thats the first step.
Dont forget that the most successful projects were born as dreams..
ok now im talking too much...lol
Love your blog, will be back
Later babes!!
F.

Lady Koko said...

hey baby!!!!!!!!!! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO BADLY!!!!!!!!!!! did u get ma msg??? been sooo busy its unreal......i aint had time for anyone really./......*sigh** BUT WE REALLY SHUD CATCH UP SOON.....oh and my lady.......girrrrrl...u is looking all cute and shiiiii......making me miss you sexxy ass even more....*SIGH**** COME WE NEED TO TALK ASAP.......I GOT SUM JUICY JUICY FOR YA!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU BOOBOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S: XOXO

Lady Koko said...

WHAT!!!!!!!!! TININU LIVES?????????? I MISS THAT DUDE MEHNN!!!!!!!!! oh yea i just remebered part of the gist i got for ya..has summin to do with TIN-TIN OOOO.....well somewhat!!! *giggles*

Tininu said...

congratulations, although i know it is a lie, you have successfully gotten my attention, well done koko!!!!

oya spill before i start tracking you down all over again..

Tininu said...

lol!.. okay dont say i told you this and you did not see this as i will soon delete this very comment. I have been writing. I have been trying to get my writing back to the personal and the funnier things than just the normal man-woman banter. It's proving a lot harder. i might just start from scratch...or what do you think? need ur opinion

Lady Koko said...

MR.TIN-TIN...that was not a desperare attepmt to get your attention...*GIGGLES*(i do like your attention tho)*BATS EYE LASHES**.....WHAT YOU AND I BOTH KNOW IS THAT YOU havent STOPPED TRACKING ME....*WINK*...IN FACT YOUR LATEST TACTIC REALLY IMPRESSED ME..if i must admit.....*WINK* *WINK*....in fact i've become even more fond of you....in this time that you have kept your silence! ITS TRUE WHAT THEY SAY....YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TILL ITS GONE.......(to be contd)
YOU KNOW TIN-TIN DARLING....I dont want to push the issue of your desserted blog any further....ITS A PERSONAL CHOICE......but i think perhaps you should start from scartch seeing as quite a few BEWILDERED EYEBROWS HAVE SOURCED OUT WHO YOU ARE.....IN FACT YOUR BLOG WAS QUITE A HOT TOPIC OF DISCUSSION IN LONDON LAST SUMMER.....too much publicity my love......
BUT I MUST WARN YOU.......THERES a new dude on the block....AND HE IS VERY CLOSE TO WINNING KOKO'S HEART...THEY CALL HIM.....***Mr.S.M.F!!!! BEWARE!!!!!!!!
P.S:XOXO

Tininu said...

Yeah i gathered it was quite an intresting topic but once again i ask all, what was soo juicy about the gist. i wasnt gossiping, well not about anyone that wasnt me, but it not like i really really cared to be honest, as you can see didnt really try to hard to hide myself..

secondly shame on all of you, i go away for a bit and ur all going off with other guys and even more insulting they finally started a blog award a proper one.i reckon you guys are trying to anger me back into blogging (if that is a word) but i think i will take you advise sha...infact you know what i might just call you!

Tininu said...

this is where i apologise to ms.o for using her comment space as our mini facebook wall....lol!

Lady Koko said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOl!!!!!!!!!!! YEA CALL ME.......BUT REMEBER ***u owe me an apology OO***.....cos i sent u a late happy new year text..and i dint get a reply......NOW U KNU KOKO DOESNT LIKE TO BE IGNORED.....*NO ONE PUTS BABY IN THE CORNER**
P.S: MS.O DOESNT MIND THO.....u knu why....hmmmmmmm.....*NO COMMENT*....MY DARLING MS.O IF U CHANGE UR MIND *you know wha i mean*....KOKO GAT YOU BABY!!!!!!!!!!XOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXO

Tininu said...

ok now i want to know why ms o, doesnt mind and by the way koko by the time i call, let us just say i will be back and i intend to get my bloggers award!

Lady Koko said...

OH CAN I JUST SAY MY LOVELY MS.O.....the solution to this one....is to buy a YATCH *WINK*....
P.S: LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU MEHNNNN!!!!!!!!! LIKE FOR REAL.....UR THE BEST THING THAT CAME OUT OF BLOGGING....*gees am getting all deep and shiii*** XOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXXOXOXOOXOX

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Tininu said...
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Lady Koko said...

HMMMM....TIN-TIN...SHE DOESNT MIND BEACOS......hmmmmmmmmmmmm.....THIS IS TOO HEAVY FOR ME TO TYPE OOO....
P.S: *MAYBE* when you call...
p.p.s:xoxo

Lady Koko said...

OMG!!!!!! ERM......LET ME REPHRASE OOOOO......when i sed,

"I LOVE YOU MEHNNNN!!!!!!!!! LIKE FOR REAL.....UR THE BEST THING THAT CAME OUT OF BLOGGING....*gees am getting all deep and shiii*** XOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXXOXOXOOXOX"

i was referring to my LOVER OOO..MS.O...not u MR.TIN-TIN.....i aint that whipped over you...*YET* *gigglessssss*

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Ms.O said...

KOKO and Tintin!!!!..LMAO!!!! you people have killed me! TinTin love, please send the link to me too. My email is on my page.

@Temite thank you love! I totally understand what you mean, and I will try and see how I can do just that!

@Arewa...awwww I am happy yours is doing well. I will keep everyone posted! I love your spot too!

@Bombchell-Yes!!!! there are loads Nigerian blogs! some of them are very inspiring and insightful too. a good start is bellanaija.com

@Writefreak- AMEN sis!

@Original- Thank you sweetie! i really appreciate your support. look for my first interview soon.

@Wordmerchant- aww thank you!

@Naijagal-thank you!

@Fashinga- AWW girl that was very very sweet of you. I am off to yours..thanx for coming by mines!

@KOKO AND TINTIN!!!! arrrgh!!!!

doug said...

Great idea. Just think it through well. Think up innovative ways to do it so you can differentiate. If the present services suck then it doesnt matter if you're a latecommer in the turf. And dont, under any circumstances, pull down your blog sis!!!

StandTall-The Activist said...

Take this bold step Ms. O. If you dont and years slip by, you wont forgive yourself. Take this wonderful step and see where it takes you too...

All the best

Amina said...

I am insomniac as well!! Congrats on the business venture :)