N’Jai The Writer


It’s A New Year, I’m In a New Gear!
January 1, 2009, 10:49 am
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Take these words in….

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
Edith Lovejoy Pierce

I’ve always been from the school of thought that believe’s that one who wishes to induce change into one’s life does not wait for a particular date or time, hence New Years Resolutions never being a personal favourite of mine. New Years is simply a change of date for me, nothing more, nothing less, the only times the year’s have been significant to me have been been when life changing events have occured to me, i.e. the loss of family etc.

However, 2008 ended on a positive note personally in terms of life, ambitions, inspitational people etc. I have been overwhelmed by the profile the blog has been recieving and it’s a good look for me, as it’s not paid work in monetary terms but the satisfaction provided when people read the articles and appreciate the work, i.e. the amount of love I recieved for the Street Boys Book Review meant alot. The blog is a platform for me to express personal thoughts and issues that I feel that people are maybe under-informed about or just subjects I am personally interested in.

I have a positive feeling regarding 2009, I had a very inspiring conversation with an individual yesterday and I believe that progression is on the cards with the writing, I have been seeking FOCUSED individuals within the Journalism sector and believe me they are a rare commodity, however I do feel that this problem may have been overcome, many people have been asking where I want to take the blog, all I will say is you will see in the near future.

The days of one man getting up and doing everything on his own so he can be successful are gone, one needs a strong TEAM in a variety of ways.

Have a prosperous New Year, but don’t let the date fool you, if you need to induce change on the 31st of November, don’t wait for the New Year to come for you to change, life or time doesn’t wait for no man. Wish you all the best for the year.

Work Hard.. Make Positive Moves…Progress..Be Consistent.. Most importantly, REMEMBER what’s important to you.

Happy New Year.

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Credit Crunch?
You wanna know where this is yeah?!

You wanna know where this is yeah?!

The year of 2008 may be remembered in history as Barack Obama became the first Black (well now they say mixed-race) President of the United States, or even the fact that Lil Wayne was the first rapper to go platinum in a week, 2008 will more commonly be remembered (where i’m from anyway) for the buzz acronym of the year, Credit Crunch.

Now what I cannot get to grips with, in regards to this matter is the fact that if you were in paid employment before the credit crunch or in receipt of a regular STEADY income albeit receiving benefits etc and you’re rate of income has not deteriorated then why complain about the crunch.

Reason being is everything is cheaper, Petrol has gone down, there has been an increase in sales before Christmas and now the VAT cut has seen a reduction in basically everything, so the credit crunch should be a good thing?

If your income is dependent on the income and expenditure of others then fair enough, it is understandable why the crunch has got to you but otherwise you may as well enjoy all the cheap discounts available at the moment as they won’t last forever.

It’s funny how quick these things go around, anyone would think the crunch is a serious illness which is highly contagious and most of the UK have been hit by it.

If it is getting to you, these words always help in times of adversity. Be a man…

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.