Weekend Gist: Freedom Park, Writer's Workshop & The CEO Movie | Tuke's Quest

Weekend Gist: Freedom Park, Writer's Workshop & The CEO Movie

Hey Guys!

Hope you had a Great Weekend!

Mine was fun and insightful.

I finished the first level of French Class A1 on Friday and I am really enjoying learning the Language. I just might continue to the next level if my schedule permits.

I had some interesting meetings on Friday, praying that it all works out for good. I went to Freedom Park to listen to live music afterwards which was wonderful.

Hung out with some amazing talented musicians too, met some of them at the Jazz Workshop I spoke about here.

I was interviewed by BBC last week prior to Zuckerberg's arrival and I bumped into the person that interviewed me at Freedom Park and hung out with him and his friend. Check out the video here.

The flood last weekend spoilt my car, really painful, so I had to use uber all of last week which was really expensive, hoping & praying I get it back ASAP.

One thing that I realised this weekend is that it is so important to hang around people in your industry to learn from them, share experiences, be encouraged and find ways to collaborate.
I took over The Blogger Point NG's snapchat on Saturday, attended the writer's for profit workshop which was organised by Laiza King (whom I met at the She Hive) & Ursula Sebastine (we collaborated for a Valentines Day Post).

I also watched the Nigerian Movie CEO (Have you watched it? What did you think of it?)
 I wore a really comfy cold shoulder dress from Forever 21, my red sandals are from Forever 21 too :)
I want to rock my Natural Hair every day in the month of September, let's see how it goes!!! I cut some of my hair off when loosening my braids in July so I'm taking better care of my hair now and I have a new regimen which I shall share soon :)

The last time I spoke about wash day was in 2014 :O The post is still relevant so check it out here!

Hope you had a Great Weekend.

It's been a long time since I did a Weekend Gist post, check out past ones here and let me know what you think of them.

Oh yeah, pictures from the workshop by @ayo_nikan, Thank you!

For a proper summary of what was learnt at the workshop, check out Adeayo's post on it here.

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  1. Looks like a well packed and productive weekend. Would have totally loved to attend the writers for profit workshop!
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    1. Yes, it was. They might just be bringing it to the UK so watch out for that. Also check out their blogs, click on their names in the post!

    2. Are they bringing it to Atlanta too?! :p

      I want to attend events that are productive and build people up too.

      And I'm also considering having my natural hair out for the time being, although I just bought a wig today :p

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    3. I'm not sure o, ask/invite them :)
      Lool, you can chill for a bit before you start rocking it.

  2. Great seeing you on Saturday, Tuke! Thanks for helping me with the car :)
    It definitely is important to meet and spend time with people in your field.
    Motivates me, and helps me stay grounded!

    1. Lool, it was lovely seeing you too!!
      You're welcome :)
      Impossible is Nothing, you're manoeuvring skills were spot on!!!
      It really really is :D

  3. profiter de votre semaine!! That's code for "enjoy your week" in french, just because I want to feel among, lol. Great post, and I hope you get your car back soon.

    1. Whoop, New word learnt, Thanks Hun!
      I didn't know profiter meant Enjoy :)
      Lool, Thank you Bimpe!!!
      Profiter de votre semaine!!!

  4. The workshop looks like it was a lot of fun. Do you think it made a significant impact in the direction your writing is going to take? For French, I discovered that movies help a lot for immersion; La Vie en Rose, Les Intouchables etc. Simple poems also. Check this one out by Jacques Prevert https://whitegoo5e.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/poetry-jacques-prevert-dejeuner-du-matin-english-translation/
    Hope you get your car fixed soon :)

    1. Yes it was a lot of fun!
      It is going to make a difference in terms of the platforms i submit my articles to and how much I charge for content.
      Awwww, thanks for the recommendations.
      Hyundai just sent the bill today and it's not a pretty sight.

  5. Hi Detuke, I have been visiting your blog for a while now and I remember you once mentioned that you liked the blog-"Musings of a caramel latte addict" now 'Temiville'. I think you should visit : myglowingscenes.com...I think you'll like it. I particularly recommend "Beautiful wings" it is a great story which I think will bless you.

    1. Hi, Yes, i do love temiville's blog.
      Thanks for the recommendation, will check it out!!!

  6. I think any form of networking is great for creatives to get inspired. Congrats on your BBC feature, I like your makeup in the video.

    Princess Audu

    1. It definitely is, there is always so much to learn from other people's experiences.
      Thank you :D

  7. Writers for profit workshop was awesome! Sorry about your car. Let's sue the government. (lol)

    1. Indeed it was.
      Thank you jare, no need to sue them.
      They just need to sort out irrigation and drainage issues.

  8. Congrats Tuke on your BBC news.. Love your outfit, very comfy it looks.. Sorry about your car..


    1. Thanks Labake, it was very very comfy.
      Mehn, I appreciate my car so much more now that it's gone.