How I got into an Entanglement with Tech
An entanglement with tech? Is that even a thing? Oh well, I was just as shocked.
There’s a saying that you don’t know people until you get close to them, it was just that way with me and tech. I’ve always viewed tech as something that was way beyond my reach.
My comfort zone was Food. I was contented with making fabulous dishes, spices and snacks and selling them. We understood each other, had a working relationship and were okay.
We were comfortable in our space till life came calling in the form of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). It was a bittersweet moment because we had to take a break from our plans. We made numerous plans on how I’ll make a transfer from Kaduna back to Lagos and continue our relationship (my business).
I went away for three weeks and couldn’t wait to get back. I’ve missed my baby. Looking back, I don’t think I was prepared for the blow I suffered even though I entertained the thought. If you are in the guessing game, you’ll figure out my redeployment to Lagos didn’t work.
Yes, it didn’t work. I was broken. I was hurt.
I’ve always been good at keeping my pains on the inside and this wasn’t any different. I made plans to come back, I didn’t make plans for when my plans go awry.
Boy, oh, boy, it did.
There was nothing I could do, I stayed back in Kaduna. That was how my relationship with food ended and the beginning of my seduction in the hands of tech.
Like every individual who has gone through a heartbreak, I was thinking of how to get back to my first love even though I found a new obligation.
I was posted to a tech firm. I had prior knowledge of Academic Writing but very little with Content Writing. My boss handed me their social media accounts and told me to manage them.
I might have been a foodie but I’m smart and a fast learner.
I poured all my hurt and pain into this job. I didn’t love it. I was just doing my job. I didn’t want to brood over what would have been.
Day in, day out, tech showed me what we could achieve together. It appealed to me and opened me to what I could do beyond my culinary skills.
It stretched me, loved me, showed me my potential and introduced me to its comrades. I wasn’t impressed. I was still mooning over my first love.
It took 8 months to finally give in to tech. It was patient with me, it loved me. I realized love was patient and a process. I returned the love.
Whenever you see me, I’m probably immersed in one course or book that will help me understand tech more. What is the whole point of being in a relationship with someone or a thing without knowing who or what they are?
I went from being the pursued to the pursuer.
I got to know tech better, and I no longer put it at arm’s length. It was the perfect seduction.
I had technical skills to show for our dedication. I honed my content creation and social media management skills so much that I could do it with my eyes closed.
Tech chased me for 8months but I promise you, I’ll be chasing it forever. I’ll always love food and I intend to upgrade our relationship because my new partner (tech) has shown me how it can be done.
I’ve got more skills from my relationship with tech but I’ll be sharing them in the next post. Every relationship has its up and down. I got my fair share with tech. It wasn’t all rosy.
My name is Asiloku Titilayo and I can’t wait to share my knowledge with you.
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