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    Hey,

    I don't know what is wrong with me of late, but I am feeling down. Despite having a lot to be happy about (I managed to get on Teach First, a graduate scheme). I am normally a happy person, but over the last few weeks I have just felt this sinking feeling.

    I have finished my Masters in October and have moved home. All of my friends have largely moved away, as I live in quite a rural area. I am missing the social side of things.

    Since I've got home my life just seems to be one big assessment/interview. Today, I had an interview for a teaching assistant. I am normally really enthusiastic, and despite really wanting the job,I don' think I conveyed this due to how I have been feeling. Fingers crossed I still get the job, but they had a ridiculous amount of applicants. I am also applying for another graduate scheme, which let you defer entry for teach first. So I have another test this week. I am just getting fed up of all the assessment. I know it is important, but I am just feeling like I've had enough.

    I am also working a retail temp job, which I really dislike. The working conditions are awful, and I think it is having an impact on me. The people that I work with in retail are nice, but all younger than me, so it is hard to form friendships.

    I am seeing my friends this weekend, and have been every so often. This makes me happy. But it is so expensive to keep traveling from where I live.

    Does anyone have any advise on how to cheer myself up? I normally fine, despite life troubles. I don't know what is wrong with me! Apologies, but I really needed to rant. Thanks!
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    Can you make some new friends nearer to where you live? It could give you a bit more of a social life.
    Apart from that, just try and focus on your end goals, and what you can attain if you do well in these assessments. Stick it out and you will be rewarded, just think of the future.
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    (Original post by Blueflare)
    Can you make some new friends nearer to where you live? It could give you a bit more of a social life.
    Apart from that, just try and focus on your end goals, and what you can attain if you do well in these assessments. Stick it out and you will be rewarded, just think of the future.

    Thank you! Turns out that I got the job, so at least I don't appear miserable.
 
 
 
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