At some point during the last month, it dawned on me that if the theatre I currently work in suddenly stopped needing staff, I wouldn’t get a job elsewhere.
I love my job, I love the people I get to work with, I LOVE being on show call – but if I had to start again anew, with people I didn’t know, I don’t think I could. While I had 3 months of unemployment over the summer, I made no effort to find work with other companies because I was so scared. What if they didn’t like me? What if I’m actually rubbish at my job and it turns out I’ve only got this far because of the rest of the team? Continue reading
Tara recently shared this post, where she discussed her move to a Mac. I found it really interesting to see how she coped with the differences between the operating systems, and it made me realise I could never make the move to Mac! I love reading about people’s adventures with technology – so I thought I’d share some quick thoughts on a few pieces of technology I’ve picked up over the past few months! Continue reading
In the past four months I’ve visited my GP more times than I have over the past four years. After being plagued with migraines I decided enough was enough and I wanted to do something about it. At first, it seemed light sensitivity was the problem – as I’m often looking at very bright light in otherwise dark environments. When I had my eyes checked, and everything came back okay, my doctor moved on to the possibility that – while light was a problem, stress and anxiety could be making it worse. Just to be sure there were no further underlying problems, I went for a few blood tests, and I wore a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours while I was in work. I have to admit, wearing a blood pressure monitor was so uncomfortable. It went off every half an hour to take a reading and if it failed to take a reading, it would just try again, but this time it would get tighter. It made work very difficult, and sleeping even more so. I was glad to see the back of the thing the next morning. Continue reading
August flew by. Being back at work really made the days go faster, it was almost surreal. From having all the time in the world while I was unemployed, it suddenly felt like there weren’t enough hours in the day to even breathe. My work life and my personal life have been quite rushed, and I feel like I haven’t managed my time in the best way at all. Alongside this, I’ve still been suffering from migraines – and now I’ve a few other symptoms such as numbness in my left foot, bruising easily and constant hunger. This has left me feeling very tired and irritable. I also had to pay the last chunk of my tax bill at the end of July after three months of no work – so I’ve spent August firmly in my overdraft, which is never good.
Still, with all that said, I had a lovely time in August! I celebrated my 26th birthday, I got to see Matt a lot, it was nice to earn money again and I’ve cemented some friendships. The show I’m doing is so physically demanding I’ve lost a good five pounds just running around backstage. There is always a silver lining! Continue reading