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The last 10 days has been a nightmare for me that has stressed me out no end and cost me a serious amount of cash! Relocation is an effort. But at least that part is sorted and ‘the patron’ as my car is affectionally known as, has arrived.

That done I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders (until my shipment with the rest of my stuff from London arrives next month!) and I’m back to focussing on the things that make me happy – i.e. my work.

So much is going on, we announced the cast for Shuga: Love, Sex, Money – check it out: http://www.mtvbase.com/news/cast-revealed-for-shuga-love-sex-money

And the shoot is actually starting – two years after the 1st season aired! It’s really exciting. Plus we have two of Africa’s hottest artists making a special appearance – sorry my lips are sealed!

While we’re at it, in Zambia, Media 365 is about to launch an exciting campaign for UNICEF, I’m actually looking forward to it – countdown is T-minus 7 days! Right now a few Zambian celebrities are recording a track specifically for this – in Zambia, we do like campaign songs for everything! But I can’t talk about it until the 15th but since I’ll be crazy busy, you’ll have to wait until the 16th.

I’d like to share more but now I have to go and make sure that the branding will work for the new venue for this launch event while the rest of the team finalise the guestlist. Not to mention I have to supervise another shoot… though my D.O.P is missing in action. Aaaah creatives, they are indeed special people… I just have to find the patience for him today – I guess no one told him I’m not a morning person so better not to annoy me in the morning.

Ok let me focus on the positive stuff for now!

Stuck at home, terrible cough (ok and I’m broke – since it’s started pouring down with rain, I’m definitely happy to be home). But this is a good thing because it’s been awhile since I just chilled – on my own. And I can catch up on my university reading – management by Boddy.

It’s been an interesting week, two of my friends have had great successes with their entrepreneurial skills; Octavia’s blog, the TwentyTenClub has been shortlisted in the Best Business blog for the 2010 Black Weblog Awards. And my other girl, Susan has had her independent production commissioned (can’t say more than that because it’s top secret), and this happened after she’s got back from a freelance gig in Nigeria with MTV base. (Slight digression: can’t believe MTV base is geo-blocked!). So good look for both of them and I’m very proud of their achievements.

Today, my former driving instructor came over to collect his last cheque. After being let go by his company for some silliness, he’s literally started his own company doing confidential courier services. He didn’t sit around wondering what to do, he just go on with it. So impressive.

I’m sitting here, thinking about reading my book and bearing in mind that I also have the Gates report to do (yikes!), and people are getting the best out of their lives. I just feel demotivated because I’ve been doing what I do well for so long, that I no longer know what I want to do with my life.

I’m obviously very passionate about what I do, a cause I believe strongly in, but is there not more to my life? How do we find the challenge in our lives?

Aaah then I also have my girlfriends giving me dating advice. Why do people put so much pressure on you to figure out what you’re doing? I’m quite content with where I am right now – or I’m too busy thinking about my career and my dissertation. I just don’t need the additional pressure to think about whether or not I’m in a relationship – is it really important?

So here I am, on a saturday afternoon, having that eternal debate with myself; what is the purpose of my life?

And also feeling sorry for myself every time I go onto twitter and see I still only have 25 followers – boohoo. Though I am enjoying it. I’d spent so long slagging off the people in the office for being on twitter – ‘isn’t it just for narcissistic people?’ – but I’m loving it. And following the right people, I’m actually learning a lot.

I think my tweets will get so much more interesting once we go into production. I could tweet about this year’s World AIDS Day programme because I’m actually quite excited, yet anxious about it. Done right, it’s going to be great.

Well I think I might take a nap, or maybe mediate for a bit – need to clear my mind – though if I meditate, I’m more likely to fall asleep!

Oh but before I forget, have to congratulate Media 365 for having Club Risky Business shortlisted for an AfriComNet Award for Strategic Communication in Health for Africa. Gutted that we nominated Shuga in the same category but weren’t shortlisted, I’m still very proud of my siblings. Please check out the newly launched site too: http://www.media365.co.zm