Month Ahead // I’m Unemployed for the First Time in 11 Years – April

What a start to the month!

We’re in the middle of a pandemic, I’ve been stood down from my job and I’ve already fucked up a recipe. 

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Structured TBR

Must Read:  10/5│📥 5/1│📖 8/2│🌏 10/3│

Allowances: 🏛️0/1│

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This is a big TBR but I am home literally all the time now so theoretically I should have no problems doing this but I’ve not read much so far either so who knows how I’m going to do. 

I’m not going to be upset with myself if I don’t get this all read, even if it means falling behind in my ARCs because shit is crazy right now and so far my time off has been . . . chaotic. 

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Grey Reads

🍃 Grey Reads // Schwab’s Love Letter to Scotland – City of Ghosts

🍃 Grey Reads // Why Did My father Never Build Me a Castle?? Shit’s Not Fair – The June Boys

🍃 Grey Reads // Political Intrigue w/ a Side Serving of Supernatural Chaos – The Rook

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Hunters│Season 1│📺│2020│💭 David Weil│🌟 Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Lena Olin│

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These are all shows I am already watching. I don’t want to set anything more than that as I just want to watch what I’m feeling in the moment and I do want to read more than watch and I have done absolutely shithouse at that so far. 

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Grey Watches

🍃 Grey Watches // A Lesson in Bad Parenting – Home Alone

🍃 Grey Watches // Join the Kevin Protection Squad Today! – Home Alone 2

🍃 Grey Watches // Petition to Make all the Christmas Movies Gay – Let it Snow

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No goals or plans this month! 

So Sunday was my last shift of work for now (hopefully). I was stood down for my job because of the virus. 

Thankfully, I already signed up and was approved for government assistance before this because I was already earning such a low amount and my mum worked out I was entitled to help already. 

So I was approved for that 2 days before my boss called me to say that I’d be stood down after my next three shifts. 

I’m actually going to be earning more than I was when I was employed because they’ve also upped the amount during all of this. 

So yeah, I’m now unemployed for the first time since I was 14, over 10 years ago. The only holiday I’ve taken in that time was some annual leave during the brief time I was part-time when I was 20 and I didn’t go anywhere, and given my living situation at the time, it was far from an actual holiday or at all relaxing. 

So I’m treating this time as a holiday. I don’t want to put too many expectations on myself because my mental health is not great at the moment. I’ve been very stressed and very anxious because I was also going through the process of interviewing for a job through all this which gave me several anxiety attacks. (Safe to say I did not get the job). 

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Monthly Posts

🍃 Month in Review // I Read and Read and Read – February

🍃 Month Ahead // Please Be a Quiet Month, I’m Tired – March

🍃 Month in Review // Uhhhhhhhhh – March

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Hope y’all are looking after yourselves and are safe and healthy!

What are you doing this month?
What are you reading?
What are you watching?


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4 thoughts on “Month Ahead // I’m Unemployed for the First Time in 11 Years – April

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about the job and everything, I can’t imagine how stressful and anxiety-inducing it must be, after so many years working. I am happy that you are getting government assistance though and I hope that you can maybe try to relax a little bit (even if I know how hard that can be!) and take a little bit of time for yourself. take care of yourse!f ❤

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    1. Thank you Marie, It’s a struggle and adjustment that’s for sure. A lot of frustration today because I still don’t know how everything works and nobody is very good at explaining it 🙃 I think the uncertainty it the worst part for me aha Hope you’re doing well and are safe and healthy during this time ♥️

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