Okay so I’ve meant to update here for ages but just not got round to it!
Where to start?
I got made redundant from my job at Hawkins as it went into administration. I found out from my work collegue. The managers didn’t bother to ring me or tell me so, yeah, I was really pissed off about it. I am still waiting to be paid, it should be around £700 so this month has been really tight, especially since we got paid a week earlier than our usual pay day in December. Upon checking my bank account yesterday, I found that I had been paid an extremely generous £20, so I am really hoping that the rest will come through soon. I don’t even know what that £20 is for?! My contracted hours were 4 per week even though I was doing 25-40 so that would only cover 1 weeks contracted hours. What about the other 3? Meh, I don’t get it. As far as I’m concerned we were made redundant and then left to pick up all the pieces. I’m glad I’m out of that job tbh because I probably would have stayed there for years and just been really unhappy.
I have managed to, very luckily, find a new job working for a company called Domo. They sell bags, purses, holiday luggage etc. The people there are fantastic, there’s not many of us but the shop runs really smoothly and everything is in its place. My boss is great and so helpful, she gives me plenty of training with the new systems and I really think I’m going to enjoy working here once I get used to all the product information.
That being said, I have had a great year so far in regards to creative ventures. I have finally taken up writing after years of wanting to have an outlet for it. I’ve started an interactive World of Warcraft story which is all online, and people can read it and submit their character to be in the story and also chose how the plot unfolds.
I’ve always been a writer but I tend to write a few chapters and then loose motivation, so having an online story with proper interaction really keeps my motivation levels and enthusiasm high. I’m absolutely loving it and can’t ever see myself not writing actively now.
My long term goal is quite conflicting to all the above. There is nothing that makes me happier than using Youtube as my creative outlet. I spent 8 hours on my day off the other day writing, creating 3 videos and composing a song which I then uploaded all to Youtube. I really would just love to make Youtube my main source of income. It’s such a passion for me, I don’t want to ever give it up. When I’m at work it’s all I can think about and I actually get really down sometimes that I have to work in a field I don’t want to be in. That sounds really QQish because most people work in a field they don’t want to be in to survive. But I really feel I might have a chance at this Youtube deal and as long as I’m passionate about it I’m gonna keep aiming for it. I do get frustrated that I can’t seem to get my main channel partnered and I keep seeing other people making sub channel after sub channel after sub channel and getting them all partnered. But I will persist!
I am going away next week to the New Forest. It’s my usual destination. Log Cabin, endless fields and forests and complete tranquility. I’m gonna take the laptop and write, take Maggie for long runs, have hour long baths and go out for meals. Can’t wait!
On that note I don’t think there is much more to say at this point. Take care all :)