A few days ago I wrote about the prejudices I’ve have come across with regards to my current location on my other blog. You can read it here.
On my lunch break today I saw this article. Knowing you’re not the only one in the position you’re in doesn’t change anything, but it sure can be comforting.
- I graduated from university.
- I worked in retail. I am very aware of how less desirable that is compared to working in the area you have graduated in, but travel was my goal and I achieved it.
- Half of 2013 I spent travelling around North America.
- Now I’m back in England and you know what, yes, I have moved back in with my parents because what choice do I have? I am not stupid enough to commit to paying expensive rent somewhere if I haven’t got a consistent income (ie. full-time job).
- I do not understand what my living situation has to do with my employability, especially when I am more than happy to relocate. Do you think that when I moved 170 miles away from home to go to university than I anticipated ever moving back?
- Now I’m doing work experience which I am thankful for because I am learning and contributing to creative projects. It is unpaid though so, for now, I will still be living with my parents and I am thankful for their continuing support.
- People should generally be less judgemental. After all, your post code and bank balance aren’t the only ways to measure success in life.