I’ve tried my hand at a good few things in my time. My first job was in Tesco’s store stacking shelves. I was a mere 15 years of age and working part time. I also then went on to work at a hairdresser’s as a helper, in a travel agency as a cold caller promoting some terrible offers and then finally as a cold caller in a call center that sold some crappy kitchens.
Even though all these jobs were incredibly un-glam and terrifically mundane, I was so thrilled that I didn’t have to rely on my parents for pocket money and in fact, it got to the point where I didn’t have to rely on them for some essentials, too. I paid for the books needed for my A-Levels and even helped my parents cover some of my rent. It was a good feeling. Now, as a fully fledged accountant, I find myself looking back on my younger years where at least there was some variation and I was always meeting new people.
These days, I’m stuffed away working from home or in my small, windowless office and I have finally arrived at the conclusion that I might now actually really be enjoying my life. I can’t think on anything that I’d like to do as yet but maybe something where I can meet more and NEW people each and every day. I think we’re a very, very social species and being on my own nearly all the time isn’t very healthy or conducive to a happy life.
If any of my friends / family are reading this and have any suggestions for me, please do comment below. I’d love to hear what you think I might be great at. Life is far, far toooo short to be stuck counting beans in the dark…