Daily Dose of Dave #9 – That bad habit

As a child I always liked slides. You go down real fast. As an adult however, I’m not sure I like the whole ‘going down, real fast’-thing.

Welcome back to a new installment of Daily Dose of Dave, the series where I talk about my hunt for a job as a writer or translator and my daily life in general. I hope you’re having a fantastic week! It’s almost time for the weekend, so hang in there! Let me tell you about my week.

Enter the void
Not much has been happening over the last couple of days, really. It’s been boring. I’ve been working all week (as always) and besides that, I’ve just been busy translating my portfolio. I want to get that over with so I can start posting it on websites all over the world and show off my translation skills even before people get to the so-called meat of my portfolio. It’s not done yet, but I’m working on it.

I haven’t heard much from the subtitling company yet and the company that contacted me about a job as a ‘web search evaluator’ hasn’t responded to my email either. So it’s been quiet. And it’s been bugging me.

Slides aren’t always fun
I feel like I’m starting to go down this.. slippery slope, again. I always tend to have my ups-and-downs when it comes to searching for a job. On my ‘ups‘, I get really -and when I say really, I mean REALLY– motivated to apply basically anywhere and spend all of my free time working on it. On my ‘downs‘, which can be a matter of days or even entire periods, I’m bummed out and I just can’t do it. And I feel like I’m on my way ‘down’.

I’m not sure what it is. I know I should be doing much more than I have been for the last few days, but it’s just not working. I’m not getting any responses when I send out emails. I’m not having any luck finding new job offers. I’m not that excited about it right now and I’m procrastinating. I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help it. I have no energy and I’m not in the mood for anything.

But I do know one thing: sitting around moping about it isn’t going to help. So before I slide down too far and give up, I’ll have to do something about it. It’s tough trying to get back up a slippery slope, but I’ll give it my all. One day I’ll find someone that offers me the job I want. That day might not come tomorrow, but I will patiently await its arrival.

For now, I might take the rest of the day off and clear my mind.


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