Adjusting to my new normal

I finally listened to my brother's advice and I'm back at my parent's house. It was a tough decision for me to make because I like being away from home. While my parent's house is quiet and I never get disturbed by anyone, there's never power.
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I've been home since Sunday and we've only had power twice, thanks to our generator. I always have my devices charged because we have a solar panel and a box that helps keep some bulbs and our phones charged. It's nice but the heat is suffocating.

I love being able to get my laundry done and stare at a rotating fan. I can only work on my laptop and take long naps here. It's a nice feeling, but it would have been nicer if we had power.

At my previous location, we had power for at least 6 hours every day. Some days we were lucky enough to have it for 24 hours. That minor luxury made it possible for me to be sane and properly plan my days. I knew when to expect power so I could regulate my work and do my laundry accordingly.

The major problems I had with being there were the expenses. I live off crypto and now's the time to manage. Being with my parents I could comfortably spend only $40 in a month, however, at my previous location, I spent $40 in a week of 2 weeks.

Also, I had my nephews around so I couldn't just live. I had to put an eye on them and talk them out of doing harmful things. It's never fun. I love them but I can't stand being with them for so long.

I complained to my brother a while back that I just felt stuck and sad. He told me I might feel better if I came home but I've been home and the situation makes me feel sick. I think about going back and I don't feel any better.

At this point I know I need some space for myself. I need my own apartment and the best way for me to get money for it is by living with my parents and saving. I don't plan on using my Hive earnings to fund this so I have to sharpen up my skills and work on getting a job as soon as possible.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that maybe in the next 3 months I'll get a job in Product Design and maybe earn enough to save at least $500 for rent. Being semi-dependent is beginning to feel depressing.


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Wishing you the best of luck!

Saw you on my buddy Zach's podcast today...

You two cracked me up, a couple of times.

It was even more fun, as I had similar thoughts as him when you, for instance, talked about women getting a massage to get pregnant and about 'butt pumping' ( a naughty mind is a joy / boy forever, I guess )

Sending you a hug from Portugal

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Haha glad we could make you smile. I can understand the naughty thoughts, if I wasn't here I'd have the same.

Thank you. Much love from Nigeria 😊.

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You know I was talking to my husband about proposed power cuts here - it's unheard of in Australia. Even in storms when the power is out for a few hours people get all entitled and furious. We need food shortages and power losses just for people to get some perspective.

I hope you get a job soon - sounds like you need an escape and a room of your own.

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Yeah, I really do need a place of my own.

I don't think anyone deserves power cuts to get some perspective. If life's good, let them have it lol. We should be entitled to good power supply. It's a very basic thing.

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Yes I suppose. But people moan a lot about stuff here and they don't know how lucky they are to have all their basic needs met. Plus, moaning doesn't change things! When we have power cuts here, it's like - maybe an hour? - the most I've had in my life is like 10 pm to 6 am or something, ONCE! - and I survived. Anyway, the news is all doom and gloom so it might not even happen anyway - the media here likes to jump on the smallest thing to create anxiety and fear.

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The thing is, when something is always there, the absence of it can be dangerous.

I had an aunt come from the US and she said whenever they have a minor cut-off from power, a shop gets robbed because their security systems are dependent on power.

Here, we don't expect 24-hour power so most security systems aren't dependent on it.

There's a reason for the anxiety and fear, I can understand it.

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Sorry to hear about that! I’m sure things will brighten up soon!

What kind of work / product design do you do? I’m curious

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Thanks.

At the moment, I'm working on an LMS websites and mobile applications.

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Do you do any coding work or design mock-ups, etc.?

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Also - we are actually looking to hire someone onto our team to do product design (Both in terms of UX design and in terms of actual UI coding). If you’re either of the two, please reach out to me on discord: khal#9256

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I hope you get a job soon and you're able to be fully independent. I wish you the very best.

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