MY WEEK IN BLACK AND WHITE: LIFE UPDATE!

July 27, 2017

I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve done one of these but the plan is to be back on track with my usual schedule. I have some huge news for you lovely folks. I QUIT MY JOB! Yep! My last day at work was on the 17th. For some of you who don’t already know, I had a full time job working as a Financial Accountant in a bank alongside my blog. I didn’t make this decision lightly. I’ve been blogging for a little over three years now and initially didn’t know what to expect from this journey. Somehow I found my passion. I fell in love with photography and became good at it. I managed to write an eBook  sharing the things I’ve learnt about it as well. So naturally, I have been contemplating pursuing my blog full time for a while now, and was scared to actually quit my job because it provides for my current lifestyle. But lately, I’ve had this voice in my head saying to me “do it, do it“. How I knew it was definitely time to finally do it was that each time I thought about not having my job anymore, I felt very much at peace with myself.Growing up, I’ve always had a creative mind. I remember keeping a journal of dreams and writing poems my mind couldn’t even comprehend. When I go back and reflect on  the words, it’s mind blowing how I can apply them to certain scenarios that have taken place even very recently. It’s almost like listening to the lyrics of a song for the first time and thinking to yourself “this song is definitely my life story”. I strongly feel like this whole process allows me the opportunity to assume the role of creative director even more so than ever before. I by no means think it’ll all be easy but I’m ready to put in the work to get to where I want to be.The amount of support I’ve gotten from my family and friends has been incredible. Every single one of them have encouraged me to stick with it and hold on to the dream. This has given me a lot of boost to stay focused and do more of the things I love, after all, its brought me here thus far. So what would you expect from me now? Well, I plan on creating more content on my YouTube channel and on this space as well. I want to say a huge thank you to all you lovely folks who have stuck around. I really appreciate you all. I’d love for you to carry on showing me love as this is now my new way of making a living. You can do this by engaging with my content, following me on my social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook) and also purchasing a copy of my eBook. I look forward to this new chapter of my life and hopefully you stick with me on what I hope will turn out to be an amazing ride.Thanks to my girl Samio for taking these snaps of me.

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  • Thank you so much Annabel. I pray you get to your goal soon. Wishing you all the best in your endeavours too.

  • Annabel

    That was such a bold move, Onyi. I don’t know you personally but I’m so happy for you. My goal one day, is to be able to wake up happy every day, knowing I’m doing what I love the most. I wish you the best in your future endeavors.

  • Hi Kris,

    Thanks for your kind words. Looking forward to this chapter of my life. Have an awesome day!

    Onyi xxx

  • This is such a beautiful photo collection. Reminds me a lot of a magazine edit. You’re really creative and inspirational. Congratulations on taking on your passion full time!

    Have an awesome day!

    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

  • Thanks Sky. I always appreciate your support. Looking forward to growing together xxx

  • Thanks Jaquonda. Thanks for your reassuring and kind words. Really appreciate it xxx

  • Thanks Jennifer. I really appreciate your kind words and continuous support xxx

  • Thanks love. Honestly I feel I couldn’t have done it without your support xxx

  • Thanks Wummy. Your kind words and support are very much appreciated. I hope you continue to develop your photography skills.

  • Thanks Dear. Really appreciate your support. My regards to your sister xxx

  • Sky

    Congratulations on the progress Onyi. It’s a no brainer actually, seeing how much you’re killing the creative game but I definitely understand and appreciate the doubts and hesitation that you must have gone through.
    You have my support, as always, good luck with everything.
    💜

  • Jaquonda

    All the best to you, an amazing woman. It takes alot of courage to walk away but such empowerment to take back your time and fuel your passion. Congratulations on getting to do what you already do so wonderfully, full-time. 💛

  • Jennifer Armani

    Wow that’s amazing and such a brace step to take, glad that you are pursuing your dream and I wish you all the best 💙💙💙💙💙💙

  • One of the most creative and hard working people I know. It was definitely the right decision for you to take this full time. So glad to share flourish along your journey! :)✨

    Samio xxx

  • Wummy Umude

    This is great Onyi! It takes a lot of courage and bravery to take such a big step and I have no doubt that this will be the beginning of great things! Your e-book has been such a great guide as I improve my photography skills, i keep referring to it before I take pictures. So proud of you.

    http://www.wummyumude.com

  • Congratulations! I also know I’m making the right decision when I feel like I can breathe easier just thinking about it. I’m sure that this will be great for you.

    Sabine | http://www.rinnyandbean.com