I’ve come to the conclusion that; life really is a bitch. It will throw curveballs at you and attempt to break you down. It will test you and make you want to tell it and everyone else to fuck right off! And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference.

After 6 years of blood, sweat and tears (or caffeine, social reclusity and stress), I find myself stood at a crossroads in my career. I need to find a job. Yet another one of life’s hurdles and tests that has come marching toward me like my mum finding out I’ve ruined her new cream carpet.

Whether it’s not getting the promotion we wanted, or the boy we like, or losing a loved one or a break-up or divorce, life is constantly throwing us backwards or telling us we’re not good enough. In the decade that’s meant to shape both our career and our futures, our twenties are the roughest when it comes to life’s bitch slaps.

Sometimes, this absolute bastard of a thing called life can win. It throws so much shit at us that we give up and give in. We become comfortable, floating along letting one day after another go by…

…and before we know it, we’re 80 years old living off a state pension, with a couple of cats  and nothing but routine and mediocrity to look back on.

But why settle for mediocre?

Without the hurdles and the tests that are thrown at us, life would be a complete bore. Who wants to be that 80 year old woman with her cats and the dust growing on the mantelpiece? Life was never meant to be easy – it’s a constant struggle and that’s just how I’d like it to stay.

Want to move abroad? move abroad. Want a new job? get a new job. Want to be a lawyer? Be a lawyer. Want to shag your boss? Shag your fucking boss! (OK maybe not the last one as we don’t want you getting fired). The point is; Life is too short to just be talked about.

The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa