About me

I’m nearly 33 and there’s a few things in my life which I’d like to think would have been sorted by now, such as having a professional career (or even a full-time job) and living in my own house rather than still in the nest, and speaking of nests, a younger me thought I’d have kids in my early to mid twenties – how wrong was she! So as time presses on I’m becoming increasingly ‘nervy’ about ever finding that job, which will, in turn, give me the freedom to move out and begin life as a proper adult. As a sufferer of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (at it’s worst Panic Disorder) and Clinical Depression I decided the career I had originally planned on and worked towards (a lecturer in history) would not be good for my mental health. However, since getting my PhD three years ago I’ve found it hard to negotiate a career in the heritage sector, getting only voluntary positions or temporary part-time jobs at best. Recently I’ve been lucky enough to get some editing and proofreading work which I’m really enjoying and this has also made me more aware of blogging. Tackling anxiety and finding work are both problems faced by increasing numbers of people today so I thought blogging about how to find work as an anxiety sufferer might be helpful to any readers.


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I have suffered from Generalised Anxiety Disorder for 13 years now and despite having a successful academic career (that's the Dr in 'drrebs') my professional career hasn't really kicked off yet! I completed my PhD three years ago and since then I have been looking for full time work in the heritage sector with little success. My initial career plan of becoming a lecturer in seventeenth century history was foiled by my anxiety. This blog recounts my struggles (and victories!) in finding work whilst managing my anxiety.

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