Well, today was a ballache… I’m not one for moaning and get fed up but unfortunately today that’s what’s happening.
I woke up and went immediately on my laptop to start again my freelance translating bidding for the week and trying to find any other jobs around Nottingham. The day went by very quickly but after so many weeks of bidding on projects, all I managed to get are scammers on freelance.com. People who want you to create an account on upwork.com with your own information and then give them the account… So you end up putting all your personal information, date of birth, email, address, security question etc etc and then freely give all that personal information in the form of an account on upwork to a complete stranger.
So today I had enough. I haven’t stopped bidding, posting my services, replying to emails that never get answered, waiting for someone to contact me to see if I can enter into a writing career too…. and nothing. No news, No positivity. Nothing. I am so down and upset today, I just wanted to sit on the sofa and eat tubs of ice cream, and I could do unforeseen things for an icing and marzipan strawberry sponge cake!!!
After all the biddings and emails I realised it was 4pm! The day went flying so quickly that I got even more annoyed as I didn’t manage to do any ME time. But, I turned off the laptop and got the pasta bake sorted before Dave gets back from work.
Here is where things get somewhat interesting, I walked outside and I saw a brick on the grass. A big ass brick, it looked identical to the ones that are falling from the broken wall that needs to be fixed. Has someone picked one of the loose bricks and thrown in over the fence and on the garden?!! Why are the neighbours down the road hiding? Who the hell did this!? I will kill them! What if the brick fell on my cat?! HOW DARE THEY!!!!!!!!
(At this point I was so angry and pissed off, Dave got in and he could see the fire in my eyes. You know a man knows you well when he keeps his distance in the correct moments)
Containing my anger, splashing the pasta bake on the plate, “HERE!” giving the plate to Dave. He understands where my frustration is coming from with the brick but he doesn’t understand the annoying part of the freelancing search finding. His reply is a simple one: “There’s a lot of people out there with your exact skills, you need to stand out more”. He’s not wrong… Still frustrating!
I ended up calming down a bit after eating and talking with Dave, then, the whole anger disappeared when Dave decided to go to the toilet and I was downstairs on my phone.
I received a text saying: “Hi, I dropped a sample brick off in your garden today. Hope you approve?”. HAHA It was the builder that’s coming to sort out the broken wall! HE left that brick there. It wasn’t some horrible person trying to make a point that the wall needs fixing! (I think living so many years in an area where people graffiti your wall, break in your house, leave their rubbish bags in front of your garage and allow their dogs to leave their … business… in front of your front door as made me think that the act of that brick was malicious). I couldn’t stop laughing though, the thought that I had of going to the neighbours and asking them if they threw a brick over the fence, get my Sicilian accent out, hahahaha I’m so happy he sent me the text!
Although today has been frustrating and got me fed up with all the job searching, I have decided that tomorrow I will be sorting out a few antiques that I have to sell on eBay and take some ME time. Unless I get one of two messages:
“YOU HAVE WON THE EUROMILLION! You have won 15Million!”
“We would like you to work for us as our long-term translator. How’s £0.04p per word sound?”
Or BOTH!! hahaha
I can dream… Oh well, let’s see how tomorrow goes.