So, it’s been almost 3 weeks since I was made redundant. I have made the move down to London and to be honest it has been a lot of hard work finding the perfect Marketing job. Making numerous applications, seeing and registering online with countless recruiters is a full time job in itself. Not that I am complaining because I know all my efforts will be rewarded in time and I will land myself an amazing job.
Yesterday I went to see a recruitment agency in Richmond, afterwards, I took the time to have a wander down by the river, do some writing and gather my thoughts. Water always gives me peace and in Nottingham the embankment is one of my favourite places to go for some thinking, crying and writing time. When I go on a sunshine holiday I am always at the height of inspiration at the beach, being away from everyone and escaping into a world of my own. I am off to Spain very soon with an amazing friend and I hope to get lots of writing done and come back full of ideas! I have had one interview which I didn’t get but, to be honest, I wasn’t the right person for that job and they were not the right company for me. Yet I carry on everyday with a new found hope that TODAY is the day I get that call saying Priya…we’d like to offer you a job; maybe tomorrow will be that day?
On a separate note (and I have written a whole column on this subject for Eastern Eye so watch out for it in the next couple of weeks) there are times when people will say things to you which upset you. It could be to your face, behind your back or online. It happened to me. A male and female on Twitter started saying some nasty things about me; completely unprovoked and not said directly to me. Things about me, my grammar and how I tweet rubbish all day. Which could be true but why does it bother them? If they don’t like my tweets or blog no one is holding a gun to their head shouting “read my blog, follow me on Twitter!!!!” It wasn’t nice and I was upset. This blog is to represent my thoughts at a particular point in time and has never been intended to be serious. Recently Rani Joshi said to me, albeit in regards to 50 Shades of Grey; ‘in peoples thoughts they don’t write perfectly’ and this is exactly what I do in my blog. Normally, when I post a blog it is on a whim, I am thinking about something, quickly capture those thoughts and post it. On reflection I will go back, correct things but the blog was never, ever intended to be serious; just an honest girls, honest thoughts…
I have never met these people, nor have I interacted with them much.. I wanted to say to these people that if someone said this about you, your partner, a friend or a member of your family; would you be happy? No, so in the future before launching an attack on someone please just take one moment to think about how this person will feel and how you would feel if you were on the receiving end. I am not perfect and neither are you.
Recently I have been listening to Stronger by Kelly Clarkson which I have related to after losing my job, breaking up with someone (yes, I was dating someone) and people being plain mean all in a matter of weeks! Listen to the words in this song and stand tall!!
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