Bon Voyage, 2016 (and Don’t Come Back!!)

2016 was a pretty awful year for me and I’m so glad that its over.

I started off working in a small newsagency — a job which I soon lost because there wasn’t enough customers, so they closed the store. I was ‘lucky’ enough to find another job without too much of a break, at another newsagency, but my new boss was quick to tell me she was planning to sell the store so when the new owners took over I might be out of a job.

Newsagencies, in case you don’t know, sell Lotto tickets and Lotto, just FYI, is horrible to sell. I was stressed, depressed, and generally hit a horrible low point in the middle of the year. I hated that job, but I felt trapped there because I had no other way to make money. Then, somehow, I fought my way back. I fought the depression and came out on top, but it was hard work and I feel like it took its toll. I’ve had to fight my way back to being me.

Towards the end of the year the new owners finally took over the story, and they told me I wasn’t needed any more, so I finish the year unemployed, with no money, and stressing about the future. I have no idea where my money will come from in the future, I just have to hope I have luck finding a job sooner rather than later. But even then I stress about hating my future job as much as I hated my old job. I’ve never had much luck with jobs.

I do have some money coming in soon so when that arrives I should be fine until I can find employment, but I don’t know when it’s coming in so I’m freaking out right now. Great way to end the year, right?

But still, I’m still trying to be positive and look on the bright side. I’ve had heaps of free time to write lately, and actually I’ve done more writing over the past few months than I have in the past few years. My book has been in progress for the past 4-5 years and I am determined to finish it next year. Actually, about a year ago I thought I had finished it but I realised the ending was all wrong and it needed some major rewriting so that’s what I’ve been working on lately. Its going well and I’m excited for everyone to see the finished product.

Basically, overall I would have to say that I did not enjoy 2016. It was an exhausting year, but it wasn’t all bad and hey, it can only go up from here, right?

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