I have fallen down in my blogging lately. A whole two months and change without any updates; a combination of relying on my phone for emails/facebook and not switching on the laptop for longer periods of time are to blame. Additionally I’ve been feeling a bit stuck in a rut with not much news to report. I really should try and post something every day, or at least every week.
Things have had their ups and downs over the last few months. I’m still without a job. The horse has been signed off from the Vet so we are back riding him and he’s coming on nicely. The steps-per-day are gradually increasing, I’m averaging between 5-7k most days with at least one 10k day a week. I’m planning, when I have an income again, to buy a cross trainer so that I can increase my step count whilst getting some cardio work. I would go running but the concussion causes me horrid pain in my hip and lower back so the cross trainer would allow greater speeds without the jarring.
On the job front I’m holding off on the self-employed angle because I’m claiming Jobseekers Allowance to cover bills whilst I’m looking for a job and if you go self-employed you are not entitled to claim but still have no guarantee of work. I’m hoping to find a part-time job which will give me a core income but still leave me time to cultivate clients. However, unless you have children it is difficult to convince an employer that someone of 32 who was previously a Senior Executive PA in London simply wants a part time job to have a better quality of life. I think they assume that you are only going for a part-time job for an ‘any port in a storm’ application. I’m finding it very frustrating. I have a few applications on the go and am trawling the job sites and local paper for more opportunities but it is a soul destroying process.
However, I keep muttering to myself to the phrase “there is something better around the corner” and keep sending off the applications because what else can you do but keep on keeping on.