Friday, November 21, 2008

JJC - Lots of change....

A lot is changing in my life..a lot has changed and a lot more is going to change.

Dear husband got an offer in Abuja, yes the federal capital territory, he wasn't so sure of it initially partly because we'd have to relocate our lives but i encourgaed him because i knew it was a very good move for him, so now he has taken the job and our lives will never remain the same again..

So i am a jjc in a city i have visited a few times before, i used to see it as a vacation spot cos Mr used to be on projects there and i would go and spend some time, living la vida loca, staying in hotels etc...now i see the city differently, trying to picture it as my new home.

I have had almost two weeks there, i love the wide roads, the calm spirit and we have both decided it's a good place to bring up kids. I love the fact that the streets have side walks and that they have street lights though a number of them are no longer working (we miss you El Rufai). I love the fact that cabs are cheap...i love a lot of things in Abuja but i hate the fact that accommodation in the main city (not on the outskirts) is so expensive. We have decided it's no use staying outside the town..i so hate Abuja landlords, but i will soon be one myself by God's grace..

Our first few days, we took a walk and i said wow, i almost have no friends in this city and we agreed in no time, we'd make new ones, then hubby suggested i title my next blog post JJC- friends wanted..lol..

I am back in lagos for a few days and strange i miss Abuja a lot, traffic in Lagos is running me mad, i drove a 5 minute distance for over an hour yesterday. I am hating the traffic so much! I am looking forward to making a new home, although i wish the home was set and all i had to do was move into it. Now i have to set up a new home, great! But for now, i live in two worlds!

I see it as a new season and one that is full of blessings for my husband and i. I am looking forward to settling down in the new city and will hopefully fill you all in on how i get on....maybe a weekly update? Might be awol for a few days again considering i'm up and down but i will always be back, i love blogville too much!

Have a nice weekend people!

20 comments:

rethots said...

"...we'd have to relocate our lives..." where 'he' goes, i will go and evethough "...our lives will never remain the same again..." i still have no regrets.

Oh! that we will live life in unison like this.

NoLimit said...

No2...not bad...
Abuja is a brilliant place to be...trust me you won't regret the move...I am not shocked at your reaction to Lag...that place is just "madly crowded"
All the best in your new season...

LG said...

Congrats dear' we go go miss u sha :p

AnyaPosh said...

my dear, I leaved in abuja for over 10 years. Its a great city. Except that all you lagosians are now bombarding the place (j/k)...lol

But a great way to make friends is to find a good church if you're religious & join a small group within the church.

And do you work btw? If you do, then co-workers are great to introduce you to new people which could become friends. All in all, I hope you have a fabulous time & enjoy your relocation.

What part of Abuja do you live in?

simeone said...

hey ..you are so so welcome...can i be ur friend..?> show u around a bit..? you will love this place which will make lag a nightmare for you..as tym goes on...
so we are having more abuja bloggers...great !

Tyger said...

dont worry... you will adjust and in no time you will wonder why you took so long relocating!

lol

darkelcee said...

kai i love abj too. congrats sha i am sure you will soon start making friends.

Enjoy your new abode and i pray God will preserve you guys.

aloted said...

ore, all the best with the move...
am sure u'll have fun decorating your house.

In my head and around me said...

Congratulations on the move. Abuja is such a lovely place. A whole lot better than Lagos for raising children. All the best.

Writefreak said...

@ rethots..
yes so, the Holy book says and i love that we're lliving our lives wonderfully together...

@NoLimit
Thanks a lot, i think i might begin to hate Lagos afterall..hehehe

@LG
Babe, don't worry i'm still here, not running away!

@Anya
Well, the lagosians have to go where is right for them...lol, i didn't grow up in lagos so i had to adapt to it after a while. I'm definitely going to get committed in a local church, just don't know which one yet now...i'm a Xtian...and i work for myself right now but also job hunting in Abuja...

@simeone
yes we can be friends, why not? Yes o i am now officially an abuja blogger!

@Tyger
lol, do you by chance live there?

@darkelcee
Thank you my sister, been long, glad to have you back...and yes i am loving the place already!

@aloted
yes o, i'm already trying to work up concepts for the new home that we have not yet moved into..lol..you must come and visit o! Well you no get choice, abi?

@inmyhead
I agree with you on the raising children aspect, looking forward to raising mine there...

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

congrats! Best of luck with the entire moving process, it will not be easy, but you'll do fine.

Tyger said...

i dont live their oh, but was there on long projects... like your hubby.. wink wink

Jaycee said...

Awww...I hope you do enjoy ABUJA. I've only been there twice, once on vacation and the other an expedition.

But I do like the quietness of the area, and the fact that kids can be brought up really well in the area. :)

Artsville said...

hey, congrats, funny I thought your hubby allready lived in Abuja. Yea it's a nice place. see you ooo, two weeks away from Lagos and you are already hating the Lagos traffic, ehen.
All the best

Writefreak said...

@ SD
Thank you, just hoping we can fully settle in soon...

@tyger
don't be feeling like you know my hubby jare...:-)

@jaycee
yep, it's a lovely place to raise kids, although i don't have any yet, i'm already spying schools..lol

artsville
do you also know my hubby? Now i'm freaked! lol

Emeka Amakeze said...

Just buy
noise proof
bullet proof
molue proof
agbero proof
And a whole lot of other proofs to stay in lagos

Buttercup said...

Congrats! As hectic as it might be decorating ur house, im sure it'll be FUN!

I havent been to Abuja..one day sha!

Writefreak said...

@ Emeka
lol...plenty proofs...

@buttercup
yep it definitely will be fun, i love decorating....maybe you can come and visit me in Abuja...*winks*

Buttercup said...

lol..i'll hold u to that invite!

omonaikee said...

welcome to town. i consider abj the best place to live in naija. but its really your friends who make a place worthwhile.so heres a virtual house warming prayer that you'll be sorrounded by the right people.have no fear. you'll love it here.