I think my title deviated from its initial point somehow.
I am in Bath, I have been here for around 6 days now (since 29th May) in my new flat. It's a weird experience, I've sorta taken my life into my own hands, and it's a little bewildering trying to craft my own purpose. My main objectives at the moment are finding a job, which I began doing on Monday. I plan to go out every weekday, maybe even every day (althoughI'm not yet sure what's open here on Sundays) and apply door-to-door at every business. So far I've asked about 10 places, and gave 5 CVs away.
I've also met Ben (a friend from Uni) and one of my neighbours (below me. I have flats above and below, don't think I'll meet the sideways neighbours, although I see one of their gardens out the window and watch their dogs mill about when they leave.)
It's been a mixture of exciting, lonely and frustrating ( dealing with bills and businesses and the council in particular, I feel like I'm being messed around).
Every room in the house has its Pros and Cons. I have basically freezing trickle for showers, which eventually turn into BOILING water with no in-between warm state. Thus, my showers are short. I'm wondering whether or not to call a plumber out about that. And the flat has no plumbing for a washing machine, and the landerette across the road is £18 for a load, and takes a week to get back to you, which is scary. I initially thought it'd be £1 or something, and now I have to rejig my food/travel budget to come to terms with this. I might just get more clothes than I need and only do laundry once every fortnight to save money or something (!)
It's weird that it's Summer now...and I have only 5 months to find work. Maybe a lot less than that, considering I probably need 3 Grand minimum to be able to pay for my second 6-month tenancy period here. But early jobhunts have been promising. I've now just got into this habit of blankly gliding into stores without fear or care and reading my lines like a well-rehearsed play "I was wondering if you have any jobs going?" and just surfing through the rest of the conversation by listening intently and taking notes, which are often re-directs to other nearby businesses, or online applications (which are a nightmare and take far longer than applying in person to a human!) :s
All I need is to ask everyone I can, and hope for at least 1 "Yes". That's all I want at this stage. That's what my 'work' without work these days consists of. Justbeing the persistent unemployed guy who doesn't really know what he's doing but keeps coming back xD
I feel poor. But also sort of purposeful.