Work Work Work

Hey guys, long time to no post! Sorry for the lack of content recently but I’ve been going through a move, changing jobs etc- it’s been a bit crazy (+ we’re in a pandemic…)

Wear a mask y’all

Speaking of jobs, that’s what I’m going to talk to you guys about today. For the past few months I’ve been working in social media marketing for a few different people. From a comparison site, to a luxury wellness website, I’ve spent some time in a few different jobs in a few different areas.

My current situation

Now… I’m only working with one person. Whilst people leave jobs for all sorts of reasons (I left one of them due to a boss taking advantage- guuurl I know my worth) the main reason I only have one client left is- shock horror- my chronic fatigue syndrome.

Mental energy is something I don’t have a lot of. I mean, I don’t have much physical energy either but in the type of jobs I’ve been doing, mental energy is the one I need.

When I’ve been contracted so many hours, I want to do that many hours!! But often after an hour or two of work looking at a screen, I get brain fog.

Now… what is brain fog?

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition

So after a couple of hours, often I’ll have a dip or even if I don’t, the fog clouds my brain so much that I can’t work any more the rest of the day! When rent and bills are a thing- I think you can see why this is a bit of a stressful situation.

Stress = dips

Dips = inability to work

Inability to work = no money

No money = stress

See what I mean? Bit of a vicious circle going on here.

Image from pixabay

So right now, I’m looking for more work. I’m doing all the things you should, scrolling through Indeed.com, giving out my business cards (for social media marketing stuff), making calls etc but there is a big problem with a lot of the jobs available… there is NO WAY IN HELL that my body will be able to manage a 9-5 job.

If I sometimes get brain fog after a couple of hours, working all day, for multiple days on the run is physically impossible.

Working in a supermarket? Can’t do that- they could schedule me in for 5am.

Amazon packer? Imagine having a dip in the middle of a warehouse- no thank you.

The bags under my eyes are Gucci

Having a Chronic Illness Completely Changes your Life

Whilst there is some government help out there, it is a bloody nightmare to figure out.

I want to work, I want to be independent and pave a life for myself but how can I do that when I am so limited to what I can do?

I’m trying my hardest to find more remote social media work, because at least I can fit that around my schedule!

Any of you need a social media manager? 😉

Charlotte x

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