7 months ago for day 45, 2020 with 300 words.

Reflection on my situation

I've been unemployed for 7.5 months now. It seems like a very long time. I feel like I can account for at least some of the time though.
It hasn't been easy. I had to move out of my student apartment in the middle of September during my internship (It started even earlier with packing in August) and I feel like I have struggled a lot since then. With my 7.5 months of unemployment, I've learned a few things. I thought today might be a good day to try to put some words on it. Most of it is not entirely new knowledge, but just a confirmation of what I already knew.

  1. I need my own space with a door I can shut. That is preferably a front door. I don't do well when I live with people who don't respect my boundaries or my alone-time. Moving back in with my parents has been incredibly stressful.

  2. I function best with structure and a daily routine. I think I can handle a lot of chaos if I have my own place. When I don't, routines help.

  3. Mess stresses me the fuck out. Especially when it's other people's mess and I can't do anything about it.

  4. I can handle more things than I think when I'm forced to.

  5. I can handle a lot of rejection without crying. But probably only the kind of rejection that comes in the form of an email telling me I didn't get a job because someone else was better qualified.

  6. I spend money when I have it.

I probably have more things to write, but my mom is home now and I'm in a terrible mood all of a sudden. Maybe I have been all day.


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By Kirstine Granzow Larsen

I recently got a Master's degree in IT Product Design and I'm currently looking for my first job! ✨

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