From lay off to rescinded offer to finally taking charge of my story

Since I completed my master’s in 2021, I’ve felt vulnerable and exposed as a Nigerian in the UK because despite doing well in school I’ve struggled with job stability. My story was featured here before and it's titled "moving forward after losing my job twice this year."

So to update last year's story, after losing the second job I took that as a sign to improve my technical skills so I started teaching myself how to code. In only four months I landed a placement as a Data Sientist in Rolls Royce and I could not believe it! I thought I had arrived.

Boy, was I wrong.

The tech bubble burst right into my face and three months after accepting the offer it was gone. *Poof* Although they were nice enough to pay a month’s salary as compensation but that was the end of that.

Fortunately for me I was offered another job in February as a Graduate Researcher which is where I currently am.

Through all of this, one thing remained constant when I suffered through job searching and that was how much I wanted to be a published author. So much had happened to me that I couldn’t control. So I decided to do finally something for me as soon as I was settled and this is it. Early nect year, I'm self-publishing my debut novel that I wrote three years ago as a final year uni student. I’m so excited.

This is the novel I wished to have read before finishing uni, and I couldn’t be more proud of it. And I'm investing heavily into it to make it as good as it can be which includes hiring two professionaleditors and one cover artist. It's an expensive journey that I hope pays off.

If I could summarise the book in one sentence it's that it is a deliciously inspiring and natural romantic novel for the modern woman.

My author page on Instagram is @mylitcorner which you can follow if you want to be updated when it's launched :)

I love this! As a writer with dreams and also struggling in the employment world, this is so inspiring. Following you!
aw thank you and I’m wishing you all the best too!!
I am so proud of you and everything you've accomplished! your resilience is inspiring and a sign that you'll do incredible things in the world! Excited to watch you crush it :)
this is so kind thank you