The months following my graduation from University in July of 2017 were amongst the perhaps most difficult times of my life. I have previously described unemployment as a feeling: A heavy, uncomfortable mixture of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and stir-craziness. The symptoms of that feeling are in fact not so different from symptoms of depression: … Continue reading Post-Graduate Unemployment: A Downward Spiral
The significance of close friends and frequent social interaction has been much on my mind throughout my life so far. As someone who never enjoyed a large quantity of friends or acquaintances to frequently socialise with, I may have idealised the idea of a large, active group of friends. I have enjoyed deeply involved long-term … Continue reading The Role(s) Of Friendship: And Why One Person Can Only Do So Much.
My classmates and I needed a toy gun, we needed it quickly, and we had no idea where to find one. Let’s dial back a little: Here’s the context. Second year in University, Digital film making, Experimental Film. Our entire course hated this module, whereby most of our problems started and ended with a new … Continue reading Encounters with Strangers: The Comic Shop Owner and his Guns.
I like to look up as I walk. I enjoy seeing the sky, the converging lines of house corners and street lamps. I enjoy the sight of windows at night, rows and rows of bright rectangles behind which people go about their lives. My boyfriend has once called this habit odd. He said only suspicious … Continue reading Encounters with Strangers: The Masked Man
Until very recently, I was unemployed. For a few months following the conclusion of my University degree, I was lost in a limbo of uncertainty and low self-esteem, suffering daily rejections or, worse, silence. I had taken to describing unemployment as an emotion rather than a state: A tight, uncomfortable knot of anxiety, depression, worthlessness … Continue reading Encounters with Strangers: The Grave Digger.