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The Routine

Hello everyone!

It has been a while since I posted some original content and I haven’t been around lately so I would like to apologize for not replying to your comments. The last few days were… routine and depression. I haven’t been myself for the last few days, i think it has been more than a week. I am just at that place in life where I am stuck. I know that many people my age who start to work and enter “adulthood” experience this issue, but I just feel like my job and some life choices are taking its toll on me.

I have a bachelor’s, I have a certificate in Digital marketing and I am not working in either of my two areas. I am not working on a job where I can use and practice my Spanish and Italian and I am also not in any area of Digital Marketing. Wherever I send my CV, the reply is that I do not have enough work experience. I am obviously not going to gain any either.

Currently, I am just trying my best to asses and change my mindset because it’s not a good one. So there you have it. I am always trying to be open abut struggles I go through because I know someone out there is going through the same thing and I don’t want them to feel alone. We are in this together!

Sending love and positive vibes,

13 replies on “The Routine”

I have a daughter about your age who is also struggling in her chosen field. I’m happy to say she is starting to gain traction and I know she will succeed.
I know you, too, will succeed. I’ll resist my ‘fatherly’ urge to try to fix your struggles, I can’t. I can only give encouragement and remind you that you have a quad-lingual skill set and I believe you can create your own niche in marketing, with a firm or on your own. Be creative.
Until then, keep working, make yourself indispensable wherever you are and take pride in the good job you do.
Best wishes,

I didn’t get my bachelor’s in philosophy due to personal reasons and not having the financial means to continue studying. Looking for a job, it can be disheartening to say the least. Either it’s not at the intellectual level to challenge you enough, or it’s not of interest to you- a lack of passion or being able to do the things that make you feel fulfilled. Perhaps the job is perfect, but you lack experience or demands too much of you as a person. All kinds of reasons why job hunting can be demoralizing, anxiety-inducing and patience-testing. All I can say is that networking really helps. This week I got a pre-traineeship because of a friend that started at a company doing the same thing and shared my CV. I don’t know how it’s going to pan out, but life moves forward. You’ll find something. It’s okay to be frustrated and tired of the process. Eventually you’ll do something again. Stand by who you are and what you know you’re capable of. I hope you find something fulfilling. Keep at it.

I know what you mean about not finding work in your field. I got a physics degree in 1984 from a leading university, and my first job out of college was dishwasher. Then I did engineering technician in computer networks and a whole lot of other irrelevant jobs. At least you have training in a popular field where there are jobs available. With your skills in reaching readers on your blog here you could probably go into business for yourself as a marketing consultant to start, then open your own firm, with employees and all that jazz. Just a thought. Take care and keep writing.

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