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Today is Monday the 30th of March and I've now been on lockdown for 7 days.


7 days with my family. And 7 days without a job.



Yes, I'm now without a job. So let me tell you how this happened.


Ever since Covid-19 came about, the whole world has been turned upside down and for some people, things will never be the same.


If you know me, you'll know I'm a designer and aswell as running Concept Dog Design I work in house for a catering design company. And one of the industries that has been hit the hardest has been the hospitality industry.


Projects got shelved and even cancelled, colleagues got laid off. And despite all this my boss was nice enough to offer we a reduced hours position which would have been great!


However ... being (what I will now refer to myself as) a struggling artist, I still live at home with my parents. And both of my parents are high risk 😫.


This means that the whole household has to self isolate for ... 13 weeks ! Thirteen bloody weeks !


13 weeks with nothing but SSP (Statutory Sick Pay) which is roughly £90 per week which just about covers my car payments.


So I've spent the last week finishing off the only remaining projects I had which included the official launch of The Ball Don't Lie on Sunday (but I talk about that another time)


I don't want to moan about my situation as a lot of people have it much worse but I want to document the next coming weeks.


Watch this space.


Stay safe.


OG x

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