Match Made in Heaven
On our first day at Andela, a really cool guy who was facilitating the very first session gave an analogy that really hit home for me and most of the other guys in the room. He suggested that we should approach our interaction with Andela like we would a lady we are interested in. In that our experience should depict a dating scenario. You know how you see a nice lady and would want to know her more and see if she could be the one? You hustle for her number and finally she agrees to go out with you. You are super thrilled (that’s how I felt when I received the congratulatory email after my interview). So now you are on your date all anxious and doing your best to impress her. You of course check for common things between you two and are keen on her behavior to catch anything that would be a deal breaker for you. Bear in mind that she is also checking you out. Of cos they always have this insane list in their heads of all the must haves but we always find a work around.
So this whole week has felt like a long date. I met Andela and she is pretty. She is quite demanding I must say. She has had me working at odd hours just to impress her. What she needs submitted every day had me scratching my head one too many times but….and here is what excites me the most. She seems particularly interested in the exact same things I have been doing for a very long time. Meeting her demands has not been such an uphill task for me. They were either things I have done a million times over or things am not familiar with but knew what to look for and where to find them. I can definitely see things working perfectly between us. I think it’s a match made in heaven and I am hoping she will too. *fingers crossed…and toes too*