My reason of responding to resume is because I have not been well – behaved due to my lack of interest in the job but I wanted to prove to him I have not lost my mind totally, and I am still in the right state of mind but I knew I would eventually leave, and I would not resume with him next year. I resumed work after 3 days as I told him, and I performed brilliantly. He said I was back to how I used to be and if I had kept up to my attitude, he wouldn’t have suspended me or have any reason to tell me mean words. On the 20th of December, we were rounding off work for the year, and it was time for staff break I did not give him a clue about my leaving.When new year break was over, I ought to resume on the 10th of January, but I sent a message telling him I need to discuss with him before I resume for the year. The next day, he called me and asked me to come to his church which is a stone throw from my house. When I saw him, and we discussed I told him I’ll not be able to work for him again because I want to learn a German language.I saw the shock on his face though I continued speaking, I told him my father had already sent the money for the fee and going to the German School is certain. He said the news came so fast and if that is what my dad wants then it’s okay, and I left. I felt a burden was taken away from my shoulders I felt free like a bird away from its cage. As free as the bird in Maya Angelou poem “I know why the caged birds sing.”
A free bird leaps on the back Of the wind and floats downstream Till the current ends and dips his wing In the orange suns rays And dares to claim the sky.
Maya Angelou tells us how a free bird has the luxury of freedom, and the last line also tells about the confidence of the bird. As seen in the extract below “and dares to claim the sky.”
I achieved not only freedom like an uncaged bird but also confidence to say what I want and walk away from what I do not want. (if you have not read this poem before, it should be a must read)