Tuesday, September 12, 2006

back to our regularly scheduled programming

The frustration/anger/uncertainty I'm feeling at not being able to find a job is boiling over into my life in a bad way. I should be doing theatre--I should be stage managing my friend's show--but because I'm no longer a student, it would cost me £34 every week just to travel to rehearsals, which, because I have no job, I cannot afford. If I do get a job, I won't get paid because I have no bank account, and I cannot get a bank account until I can prove my address by having bills come in my name. But will a British gas company accept an American debit card? I can't look for a job because we have no internet at our house, and getting it installed has become a campaign on par with Napoleon's 1798 expedition. at least he got to land in egypt. My visa is going to expire in five months, and I will have no money to move to a nice place with theatre. I'm going to end up working in an office for the rest of my life. I need chocolate covered peanuts. I'm so worried, I'm grinding my teeth again.

4 comments:

Laura said...

I know I said something similar already in an email to you, but don't worry about moving in to a nice place when you make your Triumphant Return to the states. you stay with friends until you can get a job and an apartment of your own. That's what people do - and I'm sure you'll be fabulous at it when you come back and get a theatre job. In the meantime, just get a job - any job - in London. You're in LONDON, right? Isn't that cool? Wish I was there with you, love. Breathe.

Peter said...

Wow sis, Its funny you know how much we are similar. I just signed my life away on a huge loan and I found out yesterday that I'm actually still 760.xx short. Funny how that works out, next semester they'll owe me that much probably. But anyway, the world is gonna keep turning whether you or me have jobs, so go to your local wal-mart and apply. Ok, maybe not there, but something similar, go to the corner coffee shop, get a job at a bank, your gonna do fine, I understand its troublesome right now, but it will work through. I mean, if you wrote that "qoute" on a map then you should write qoutes for people to live by. I'm serious. have fun in England, your only gonna be 24 once and in england, a job will come, just enjoy life for now. later sis.

Sarah said...

kudos to what Laura said. No worries mate. Just find any job for now, and soon the theatre world will be heading your way soon. It's hard out there, but you'll make it. And with friends it'll be that much easier. Hang in there love.

premiere girl said...

To be a young Londoner, gorgeous, with an appartment, friends AND a theatre job would be too much happiness for you to bear. So, sacrifice theatre for now and enjoy all the rest..Love!