Hello, I hope you are having a lovely Saturday!
So, second lockdown… I’ll be honest when I heard about it I was not the most thrilled in regards to not being able to see anyone and things getting shut down again, but I am here to make the best of a not so great situation.
How it Started
If you have not been working as a key worker or have been laid off (like me) most of the year will have felt the same, and you’re starting to stare at blank walls wondering “when will my life begin (again)”, like Rapunzel. The bright side is, maybe you have finally had time to read that book you have always wanted to, spent time with the kids at home, had more play time with the pup, maybe even some DIY around the house. BUT what happens when you have done all that and are stuck with what to do next?
That was me last week. I felt I had done everything I could to stay occupied and I was getting tired of finding things to do, I even have struggled with what new series to pick up after watching all mine (any suggestions, drop below). The majority of lockdown I have searched almost every job sight to find work and have been in and out of hope finding the right one for me. It can be very difficult, especially for creatives, because my inspiration draws from everywhere and when I have been mainly stuck in my room isolated by myself 90% of the year, it can be difficult to generate new ideas or inspiration.
How It’s Going
However, things have started to look up. Thankfully, the film industry has been able to continue on and I will now be producing two other projects along side my short film, that is currently crowdfunding (be sure to check it out in my last post if you are wanting to support). All these projects have given me something to occupy myself with, and I look forward to being a part of. I am hoping for a more consistent job so that I can continue to stay in London, but for right now these opportunities allow me to do what I love and gain more experience. My advice to you is to join Facebook groups, stay connected and maybe dabble with creating your own work and projects to keep you busy.
If you are struggling, rest assured that you are not alone. Remember, take time for yourself and do not be too hard on yourself. This is a strange time for everyone and if you don’t have any work coming in or have something to keep you busy, here are a few things you could start doing in a fun BINGO way (:
What should I do?
Hope this helps!
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