Drifting

I decided to get off my sofa this weekend and went for a visit to The Creative County to see T. We had quite an active weekend in all; walking in the rain at the quaint Baggeridge Park, cycling 5 miles to a crooked house, which as you can see from my picture is indeed, very crooked, and even had a go at Sailing at Himley Park. I say sailing. We sort of drifted if anything.

Not dissimilar to how I’m going through life at the moment; drifting along hoping the wind might catch soon, or that I’ll come across something exciting in the water, like a job.

I had an interview last week for a position as a receptionist at production company in London. It went well I thought, I answered the usual questions well; ‘where do you see yourself in five years’, ‘why do you want to work in television’ etc., but alas I didn’t get it. I’m not too upset by it though, and besides, the reception area looked quite cold, I probably would have hated it anyway.

Apart from that, job prospects are looking thin on the ground. My temping agency aren’t doing much. The lady who represents me seems to keep forgetting who I am every time I call and consequently keeps giving potential work away to other people. Apparently though, assuming that she remembers me, there is a job going at a toy company near to where I live. The job title is advertised as ‘sales administration’ but I’ve done enough temping to know that that really means answering phone calls from Mummy Perfect complaining that her brat child’s Timmy doll isn’t peeing like it should be.

Today, thousands of students across the country are in panic, as A Level results are in, but Universities cut places. In my current situation I feel like telling them all its ok, that university isn’t all its cracked up to be and that after three years hard work you’ll just end up sat on your sofa in your pyjama shorts, eating chocolate brownies and blogging about how hard it is to find work. I know deep down that’s not true at all, and that I don’t regret a single moment at Uni, but I cant help but feel a little disheartened by the whole thing. Its like my nice framed degree certificate is looking at me, confused as to why its on my wall, and shouldn’t it be somewhere else? Like on the desk of some accountant or lawyer?

On the plus side I went to the first recruitment meeting for the First Light Digital Documenters project and I have to say I am quite excited about it. The people are lovely, and the entire project sounds like a lot of fun. As production assistant I’ll be getting to grips of lots of things as my team go about planning and producing short documentaries on various ‘mygames’ programmes happening in Birmingham. Although its unpaid, I’m going to learn lots of skills and it’ll look all nice and shiny and job-friendly on my CV. I’ll hopefully blog about my progress with the project as it goes along.

There is also The Network next week in Edinburgh which I am very excited about. My timetable looks good and I’ll even be taking part in an EastEnders workshop where I’ll meet Max and Jack Branning. Which, considering my sofa lifestyle at the moment, is just about the most exciting news I have ever had. Again, I’ll hopefully blog about it while I’m there, let you all know what I’ve been up to and if you insist I will try and get some pictures of me with some celebrities. God, the things I do for you.

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