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The Problem With Unemployment…

So there are lots of problems with unemployment but the one I keep encountering recently is putting things off for lack of money.

I know I’m not facing the same financial hardship as some people, who have families depending on them and no other means of support and I’m not making light of the situation but I’m getting so bored of not having money.

I find I’m creating an ever growing list of things I want to buy when I have a job. It’s not just things for myself either, I want to buy gifts/treats for my Mum and Dad, I want to be able to treat the family to a take away. I want to buy a funny outfit for the puppy. I want to buy a bunch of flowers !

Not having money really affects your self esteem. It diminishes your presence in the world.

I’m worried my list will just keep on growing and I’ll never be able to start ticking things off of it.

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At Last…

Today…

I got an email saying I had made the short list for the interview stage for a digital internship.

This is the first interview I’ve been offered. My emotions keep fluctuating between joy and fear. Interviews are going to take place on Monday, going to spend the next few days prepping for it and hoping that maybe my luck is about to change.

Yesterday…

I dropped my gold ring on the floor after stupidly twirling it round my fingers. It hit the ground and then began rolling across the floor. The puppy and I both watched it roll to a stop under the table and the we both leapt for it. She reached it before me but I was able to grab it from her. Unfortunately during the leap I smacked both my knees on to the floor. Hard. I now have a massive lump on one knee and my legs ache. Feel like I’ve aged a few decades.

I’ve learnt my lesson though, will never play with my jewellery in the presence of the puppy ever ever again.

By the way, this is the puppy below. Her name is Patsy and she is a minature pinscher. And I love her lots and lots.

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An Unsettling Thought

Today is the 25th anniversary of my parents buying and moving into their first flat. I am roughly the same age now as they were then and I am nowhere near to placing a foot on the property ladder. I dread to think how many years it will take for me to get my own flat.

We had fish and chips for dinner to celebrate, the same meal they had when they moved in. So it’s not all depressing !

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Some Words On Unemployment

“Unemployment is like a headache or a high temperature — unpleasant and exhausting but not carrying in itself any explanation of its cause.” – WILLIAM HENRY BEVERIDGE, Causes and Cures of Unemployment

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Direction

I started this blog to document my attempt to find a job but obviously that’s a bit boring. My other passion in life is cooking. Well cooking and eating.  I know blogs that are unfocused are a bit annoying so the type of blog I’m trying to do is a lifestyle blog, admittedly the lifestyle is that of an unemployed graduate but I’m hoping to pepper it with recipes and advice on what to do while at university to give yourself a better start in the employment race once you’ve finished. It’s all so clear with hindsight !

So if you’re interested in unemployment, food, British Television and university life, please stick around and give my blog a read.

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