Sunday, 2 April 2017

UK Games Expo: T-Minus Two Months

Time really does fly. It seems like only yesterday that I had a whole brand new year ahead of me.

Yet here we are, April 2nd. Four months and change into that new year, and two months away from the UK Games Expo. Not that it looks like I'll be going this year. Not at this rate. Not unless I pull my finger out at least.

This all goes back to the pact that I made with myself:

"If I don't have a better job by the time expo (the UK Games Expo) comes round, then I don't get to go"

Those were my words, and I intend to honor their intent.

Now I know some people may find it strange if I don't end up going because of this. That I don't end up doing something I want to do, when the only factor stopping me is my own stubborn pride; but I think it's important. After all, if I went back on my word so easily what good is my word?

So it's less about being stubborn and prideful, and more about my word being my bond; and the value I place in that.

Making good on this particular pact in time for this years expo however is going to be a push. Not that I mind hard work, but given all the graft that I am already putting in with regards to job hunting; it's hard to see what more I can realistically do.. Still, I'm not one to admit defeat that easily.

The way I see it, you haven't lost until you've given up.

So with every fruitless job hunting session, rejection, and set back; I'll just pick myself up, dust myself off, and press onward. It isn't over until the fat lady sings!


  1. Having faced missing out on jobs I really wanted over the years, I can only wish you luck and encourage your evident determination to keep trying. :)

    1. Cheers! Your kind words are much appreciated, as is your encouragement. It's a good feeling to have people behind your efforts. :0).

      I think I've surprised a few people (including the Job Centre staff) with just how tenacious I'm being about my job hunting.. Particularly as I already have a job.

      Then again, most people don't know that I actually won an award FOR my tenacity at the last place I worked. Lol.