I’m so glad it’s the weekend that I don’t even know where to begin this journal entry! This week has been exhausting for me, largely from pushing myself harder at the gym than usual, but also I think I’ve just found it difficult to focus on much else apart from my looming job search. Honestly, I don’t really know where my head is at right now — not that that’s a bad thing! It just means that I feel like I don’t have anything valuable to contribute to any discussions, if that makes sense.
The year is almost over so I’ve been thinking a lot about my future and what I’m going to need to do in the new year, which is probably why my mind has been quite cloudy lately. The other day I managed to automatically generate a resumé from my LinkedIn profile and now my husband has the task of editing it into a less-wordy and semi-professional first draft so that I can take a look at it and get an idea of what I’m working with.
In all honesty, I still don’t know what sort of job I’m looking for, but I’m going to do my best to describe it. My ideal job would be working within a medium-sized company with prospects for growth. I would like to be writing content or articles, photographing events, people, and places, and creating graphics for both print and web. I would prefer a job like this to be located outside of London, with only a thirty to forty minute commute by car or train. I’m looking for a starting salary of £25k with holiday days and a pension scheme. I would also like to have the opportunity to network with other creatives as a part of this job, and it would be amazing if my colleagues were around my age and very fun to people to work with!
Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever specified the sort of job I could see myself doing until now but I think the main takeaway is that I really want to love my job and have a great time creating stuff. Now that I’ve put it out into the universe, maybe I’ll be able to manifest the job of my dreams! Either way, I’ll make sure to keep all of that in mind for my job hunt next year.