1 August 2015

Currently #9: Nothing easy is worth the drive

I had another blog post planned for this evening but I just kind of want to talk to you. What's fun about having a blog is you type with the intent of telling a story or opinion even if no one is reading, i'm typing to you now with no idea who is actually going to click on this post and give it a chance. Why would you? I'm just a young girl writing about make-up and travel on the internet, not someone with a mildly interesting life on the outside. But someone will read this because they're bored or interested or just want to meet someone new. That's cool.

I've had another one of those stressful weeks, they all seem to be like that at the moment. Something is always happening and emotions have been roller coaster crazy for quite a while. This week I applied for a bunch of new jobs and got rejected to a bunch of other ones. I did a lot of long shifts at work, back to back, stress. Today was the most difficult and challenging this far actually. I've also spent a lot of time trying to find a reasonably priced place to stay in New York to celebrate my birthday in November. I've still got a bit of time but it's over Thanksgiving so the prices are peaking quite a bit and i'm a compulsive organiser so the idea of having booked flights but not a bed to sleep in is making me break out.

I guess right now i'm just trying to work hard to get where I want to be, it's not ideal being an Art graduate and working full time in retail. It's also not ideal working full time whilst trying to get a 'real' job because my exhaustion and motivation levels are on polar ends of the spectrum right now. But, i'll get there eventually, if not this year then next (hopefully this one though.) That's why I love having this blog and having someone to talk to even if I don't know who i'm opening up to.

Thanks for being there for me.

Love always,

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  1. It's so true, I love having a place to rant and having no idea if anyone's going to read it! I'm sure everything will plan out; I'm sure you'll find somewhere to stay, find that better job and in the future your dream job! Chin up :) x


  2. I hope things calm down for you a little soon, just don't give up and keep doing what you're doing! You're going great, just a little more push and things are bound to fall into place.


  3. Hi Melissa, well I for one read this!

    It sounds like things are pretty stressful for you right now. :( And more than just stressful: exhausting! Which is a different (and I often think worse?) beast altogether! It's so unbelievably hard summoning the energy to find a job when your current job is knocking seven shades of you know what out of you, isn't it?

    I really hope that the universe cuts you a break soon. It took 31 rejections for me to get my first 'real' job out of University. I don't share that with you to dishearten you: just to tell you that girlllllllll I have been there and got the t-shirt, so I know how you feel!

    Another fact that (might?) help: Howard Schultz (the guy who created Starbucks?) got rejected 223 times before anyone considered his proposal. I can't IMAGINE where he got the strength to make that 224th application, but it just goes to show!

    In the mean time, I'd really recommend you listen to Eric Thomas on youtube, or any other positive speakers. They can't fix things but I hope they might be useful to you until a bit of luck comes your way! Lee showed me positive tapes when I first started dating him, and now I can't imagine how our lives would be without playing one every once in a while.

    Hope things get better for you soon. I look forward to reading a 'I got the job!' post or 'my apartment in New York is better than I could have planned!' post!! :D



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