Jobless in London

Unemployment, my old friend… I think that my job search has managed to go from bad to worse, today being the biggest disappointment since finding out Ben Kingsley wasn’t (and then was) Indian. It was a confusing childhood rife with misinformation. I blame Gandhi myself. I went for a job today, expecting to sell myself for an advertising post. What I almost ended up doing … Continue reading Jobless in London

Know your role

Everyone is good at something…right? As I stood there watching the young man writhing on the floor, lip locked with a rubber IKEA oven mitt, I wondered what the hell I was doing here. My friend Abner has been encouraging me to go to auditions, to network, make contacts with script writers. “You’ve got to get out there and follow your dream!” He was right. Consequently, … Continue reading Know your role

The Choice is Yours

Making a decision doesn’t come easily to every one. The other day I was watching Master of None when Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar came up. It has been years since I read the book. It sticks in my mind because I started it on a comedy improv night. Unsurprisingly, all the suggestions I yelled out were pretty bleak as a result. They had to work for the laughs. The fig … Continue reading The Choice is Yours

The Great Escape

Distance can really help to gain some perspective on life. In the last month I have been making a more concerted effort to find a job. A friend of mine pointed out to me that if I actually made an effort and a plan, rather than planning to escape as I always did, maybe I would get where I wanted to. Fair point. I am … Continue reading The Great Escape