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Greetings from the scrapheap (being long-term unemployed and unemployable)

One of the reasons for wanting to die that I listed yesterday is ‘long-term unemployment’.  Granted, it’s not in the top 5, but it’s a valid and legitimate reason for wanting out and many suicides have been attributed to long-term … Continue reading

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Working and volunteering both seem daunting and out of reach

One of the issues I’m facing that really worries me is employment, or lack thereof.  I haven’t worked since January 2015 and due to my mental state and inability to perform, I most likely would have been fired from my … Continue reading

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An update (housing, mental health)

I’ve been back and forth between here and my mum’s over the past few days.  I found a flat and I’ve put in the application and paid the application fee.  They said it would take 1-2 weeks before I hear … Continue reading

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What can I possibly do with my life?

It’s been ridiculously hot here in Western New York since Friday, but yesterday (Sunday) was by far the worst (hottest) day of all, as it hit almost 100.  I have been really struggling with the heat, unable to use the … Continue reading

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Unless Trump does something awful, I should stay where I am

I was talking to my roommate last night about how I don’t really have a place that I can call “home”.   The UK isn’t my home anymore and I should let go of the nostalgia based on the country I … Continue reading

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Adjusting to a new living situation (again)

I moved successfully on Saturday, largely thanks to my friend.  Everything has gone to plan so far and I’m getting along well with one of the roommates in particular (the other I haven’t talked to much because she’s been away … Continue reading

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Too much chaos (UK trip, moving or not moving)

As the prices of Transatlantic flights seem to be increasing, I booked my return flight, even though I was going to wait until I’d safely arrived in the UK first.  I am flying back to Toronto, rather than New York … Continue reading

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