I have been very slow at writing blog posts so far this year, for this I blame the unenviable task of looking for a job! I graduated officially in February of this year but have been searching for a job since October! I just can’t believe it!!
Now i’m not saying I am super amazing and I should have been snapped up straight away. What I am saying is that I have worked really hard to get the qualifications I have, and right now I am not using any of them. I know many of us are frustrated with this and this blog post isn’t really an answer but just a little note to say, I know what you mean! So here we go…

THINGS I FIND MYSELF SAYING AS I ENDLESSLY SEARCH FOR A JOB

No I can not work full time unpaid for six months, I have rent and food to pay for.

No I do not have 3-4 years experience in a similar job role. I have been finishing my qualifications which you also require!

Why is the salary dependant on experience only, what about the knowledge and skills I have been painstakingly learning for the last 4 years!

Why when the only filter I put on a job search is my location am I told ‘We don’t have anything that meets your criteria”

Why didn’t I just do web design!?!

No I will not take this unpaid photography job so I can ‘add it to my portfolio’.

If I don’t have experience I can’t get a job if I don’t have a job I can’t get experience…. hmmmm.

Now I really don’t like to be negative, but when you’re looking for a job these things can really get to you. Rather than this being a cross moany post, its more just so other people in this situation know they are not alone!

I am moving out of my lovely little hometown to somewhere new for only the second time in my life.
I must admit I am a bit scared.
My favourite thing about the fear I am feeling at the moment, is the odd minute, maybe even only a second, when my fear turns to excitement. Does that have a name? Maybe if i could name it I could concentrate on that feeling and override the fear with it permanently.
Wouldn’t that be nice! x

 

Today I was faced with a situation I don’t often have to deal with.

I am incredibly claustrophobic so I never go in lifts, no matter how many flights of stairs i have to walk up  as an alternative, I would always rather walk up them than go up in a lift!

However, today I had a choice to either do the thing I had walked to town to do which meant going up in a tiny silver  lift, or going home, now as silly as this probably sounds I have lived my whole life with this fear and only had to go in a lift twice (now thrice!) so it’s really not a phobia i have to deal with much!

So, the outcome of my morning was, panicking and freaking out aside, i went in the lift and faced my fear and although i NEVER want to do it again i do kind of feel like i won something today!

What fears have you faced?

Well, i think i deserve some kind of reward!!
Which to choose?

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Ive had this delicious baked vanilla cheesecake before from, englishcheesecake.com and there are about 100 more i would like to try!

What would your reward be?