My response

Good Evening Daddy, 

I hope you have had a nice day so far.   

I understand your apprehension and disdain for my decision to take this internship. 

My motivation for the internship is not money as this is not a paid internship I rather saw it as an opportunity to learn about the business side of the culinary industry and also one to help me decide if this is what I would really want to do after school. 

In a normal school semester I have 5 courses to study and attend classes for. This semester i have just 3 courses left to do. This means i will have more time on my hands during the week compared to other semesters. I also have my project to do which i have already begun. This is a coursework consisting of at least 4 chapters of any topic of our choice.

The proposed internship is to end on the sixth of september and I can end it any time i wish if i discover it too difficult to handle in addition to my school work, there is no employment contract involved and it is not a paid internship. 

I said in my last email that I also would be allowed to discuss shifts in schedules any time anything pressing comes up at school. 

On the Unilag website, the proposed date for exams for the second semester is the 28th of Septemberbut this is most likely to be pushed forward. 

Right now as is usual with the Unilag timetable the exact date i will be finishing is not known but I am expected to be done by God’s grace in October/November after which I will be going to Law school. 

I will not be able to do anything apart from studying and attending classes in law school and the company does not usually accept interns.  

If you are still unsatisfied with my explanation and do not wish for me to go on with the internship, I will send an email to them stating that I will not be continuing as I recognise that the internship is not a do or die affair. As you have rightly stated “it has no apparent bearing with my academic pursuits in the university”. 

Although I would love the opportunity to carry on with the internship I will email them right away if that is what you tell me to do. This was why i called to inform you in the beginning. 

Thank you for your concern and time. 

I appreciate it. 


The email.

In my last post, i was talking about how i always forget to blog when something good happens in my life.

Well I got an internship at some “high brow” bakery…and they aren’t paying. But that’s not meant to be important. I was happy about getting a chance to learn and stuff and actually figure out if baking is what i want to spend my entire life doing. Because i have zero interest in law- which is what i’m currently studying. 
To cut everything…this morning after a short battle with the annoying red robot, i was oblivious to the landmine that was patiently wating in my mailbox. 
I saw the title, and i knew it wasn’t going to be good. The subject was “Internship”. How could such an innocent title be a beacon of havoc? It’s from my Dad :). I had called him earlier to tell him i had applied for a job and i got it. He was like okay, and although i was a tad surprised i wondered why he didn’t say anything else, I told him i’d email the details to him later. 
As a part-time intern, i’m required to work for 22.5 hours a week so i picked the weekends keeping in mind that i have school during the week from Monday to Thursday. So it’s 9-5 fridays and saturdays…and four hours on sunday (which is fine cos it’s a walking distance from my church). 
I told my Dad all these things, gave him the address and other related stuff and this is what he sent back. 
(My exams aren’t till october and the internship is from june till september the 8th) 
Hello Funmi,
Thanks for your mail.
I am wondering why this venture can not wait until you have finished your course of study which I believe will be sometime this year.
I believe it has no apparent bearing on your academic pursuits at the university, right?
Is it that you are so wonderfully ahead in your studies that you can easily afford this level of distraction at this time?
Weekends, apart from being used to consolidate on lessons learnt during a week of hard work, are also good for relaxation and planning for the week ahead and for possible tests and exams lining the route of students. And four hours of Sunday! A day to be reserved for Spiritual activities, will be spent in a cookie jar.
It will be a great pity if you compromise the chance you have to have a solid foundation for the rest of your adult life with this kind of detour.
I mean, I am really worried about your sense of timing, ability to plan, prioritize and also your motivation.
Is it the money involved that is luring you into this?
I have made it plain that you may pursue whatever is legitimate that you want to make into a vocation or career but there is time for everything.
You have not given any reassuring explanation regarding the appropriateness of your plan.
I will continue to pray for you but prayer can not be a substitute for sound reasoning, judgement and planning.
Please let me have details of the remaining program for your undergraduate law course including when exactly you are finishing. It will also help if you can give more information to help make some more sense regarding this plan of yours.
Regards and take care.
Your dad. 

A cookie jar…he legit said “working in a cookie jar”

And apparently i lack sound judgement and reasoning lol. 

I’m just wondering where  i’m supposed to fit all this in my head. 
I don’t know what to feel. Or what to think. 

One of those nights

B.o.b’s don’t let me fall is playing…this is very interesting because i haven’t played this song in years. Mostly because i feel like the song is confused. Like am i a white boy band or a black rapper?

But i’m bored as shit. 
Right now, it’s one of those moments where i feel like nothing interesting is going on in my life and i think about everybody else and how everything’s going A1 for them. 
I feel like a napkin. 
Lol this blog is filled with so much sadness…it’s not like i’m never happy it’s just that i always forget to blog when i am. 
I sound like a teenager but i’m on the fackin verge of 22…boohooohoohahaha. 
The day i decide to take thia blog public will be the day i’ll be sure i’m crazy.