It's been really quiet on the blog this year :| and the usual come back is along the lines of I'm sorry, I'm back now and OMG where is the year running to? Well this time I'm not making any promises of being back to blogging, neither am I sorry for not writing, but I'm sorry and lastly it has been a really good year so far, I'm happy I am making the best of it.
You must be wondering what this blog title is about, I'll do you the pleasure of not wasting anymore time blabbing. I have changed jobs subconsciously every three years (Architecture - eCommerce - Entrepreneurship) in the past 9 years post my masters education and Locitude formally turned 3 years in July of 2018, so yes I had an itch. An itch to see if there's something else out there that I need to get my hands and mind into. #Phew!
I feel like cheater just typing these words, whilst I never, not in the slightest bit considered completely moving on from Locitude, I indeed considered adding on. Locitude is still an infant in my mind with so much potential to grow. It has taken a lot of support from family, friends, staff and customers to get this far and abandonment is not an option. :).
I have exercised my personal nomadic needs in a different way instead - I took on hiking and more running :D and it has been indeed fulfilling. I've run a few races this year including 10km in the Lagos marathon and ARM race, 6.6km in Run for a Cure (Cancer) race and I'm currently training to attempt 42km in the Lagos Marathon in 2019. I also climbed Mount Kenya and reached pt. Lenana 4985m above sea level. So let's consider my itch crashed.
Everyday hasn't been easy but everyday there's something to look forward to. For Locitude I'm looking forward to the next quarter of the year and a collaboration project we are working to unveil which will focus on men with locs. In my personal life I have 2 hikes planned in Ondo and Jos before the year runs our and a full marathon that I'm literally running towards.
I have learnt in the past 3 years to always follow my heart even when it makes no sense to anyone else. I just followed my heart writing this here especially since it's not a hair post, so I hope this post inspires someone out there.
I'll leave you now to enjoy the rest of your day. Between I'm still loc'd and keeping a positive attitude.
|Ade Balogun, Chief Loc Officer.|
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