Recently, I’ve been feeling quite overwhelmed with my job. The hours are SO long. It’s Easter bank holiday weekend and no, I won’t be enjoying myself every night going out. Instead, I’ll be working for 50 hours (minimum) over the span of 3 days. Sounds delightful, right?
It’s quite a disheartening thought thinking about working all these hours, knowing your friends are out enjoying themselves; having to open up at 8.00am on a bank holiday (which honestly feels like any other normal day – I also don’t remember the last time I woke up at 6.00am); being alone in the office while the rest of your family is at home.
I’m not telling you this so you feel sorry for me. It’s all part and package of working in the events industry. It’s difficult. Especially when you’re just starting out. Like my boss told me when I first started, “you’ll get out exactly what you put in.” And it’s true. I might be working the most unsociable hours I’ve ever worked in my life, and it might be the hardest thing I’ve ever done; even more difficult than my Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition which, if you know Duke of Edinburgh, is TOUGH. But I know that I have to put in all these hours now so I can gain the most valuable experience possible.
Now, onto the more positive part of this post.
I have the best support system around me that I could ever ask for. My boyfriend for starters. He’s the one who has to deal with me the most. He always ends up on the receiving end when I get angry & upset. I can’t thank him enough for being there for me through it all. My mum, dad & sister who are the most understanding people I know, who are there for me no matter what I tell them. My closest friends (you guys are going to stay anonymous but you know who you are) who deal with everything I throw their way. I have a number of people in my life who are ALWAYS there for me.. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them.
So thank you all for doing everything in your power to keep me sane AND keep yourselves sane during my rants. I love you all more than you could ever imagine. So here’s a little advice.. If you’re ever feeling down, no matter what it is, you should always talk about it. If you ever need a friend or a stranger, I’ll be here. An embrace, a peck on the cheek, just a smile.. It all goes a long way. Maybe I should learn to take my own advice.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter bank holiday weekend. I may not be partying all weekend, but the venue I work at will be hosting two huge parties (bashment/dancehall night on Saturday and afrobeats night on Sunday) so I’ll still be able to enjoy some reaaaaaal good music. I guess thats a perk, right?
Till next time ☺