Thursday, 12 May 2011

stuck in a rut.

Money is such a dreadful inevitability in life but it is essential, for the last week or so iv bin trying to make some cash to no avail but i have applied for a few temp jobs. i need to make a spare £1000 by the end of june and its becoming a more daunting task by the minute.

Did i throw away my best chance of adventure when i left the navy?  Its certainly beginning to look that way.
I cant get down tho i must persevere i cant let myself rot away in Birmingham.

Maybe i'm just making excuses tho, maybe i don't have the minerals for this, maybe this is just another one of my fads that just blows over with the changing of the tide.

I need motivation thats for sure.

Friday, 6 May 2011

post 3. poetry and I

hi everyone, well.... you two lol

so iv bin at my get rich quick schemes again and i found a few poetry competitions with £5000 prizes.

I know what your thinking "but pete your not a poet" but i have written a few poems here and there.
if you would like to see an example of my poetry please read on if not then stop reading now.

smoke on the water     by peter Dugdale

I step into the ocean breeze
for the thing that makes me cough and weeze.
this is just the price i pay
to rid the stresses of the day.

smoking on the open sea
i think about my family.
what are they up to back at home?
as the waves crash and foam.

my friends all working nine to fives
leading ver normal lives.
how i wish i could be there
back at home without a care.

Instead i'm sailing long and far
filling my lungs with blackest tar.

your thoughts please...

Thursday, 5 May 2011

My second post... i know this will get old but im new lol

Hi everyone.

So iv bin thinking of how to make some extra cash between now and when i start working again.

Firstly i put a few bits on eBay so hopefully that will bring in a bit of cash, i'm selling some silver dollars on there so if thats your sort of thing then check it out.

i saw Google add sense however i don't think i'm generating enough traffic to make any real money off that just yet. lol

My sister had an interesting idea to make some very good money very quickly but contrary to a comment made on my first post i don't think i have the stomach.

Allow me to explain her idea.

Now i say this without any prejudice and i fore warn any readers that my sisters input may lower the tone of this blog just a little bit so il get it over with.

My sister is a visual merchandiser for a well known brand, i think she sees herself as a bit of a fashion guru and without trying to paint a stereotype she has a number of gay friends.
my sister and her gay friends spend a lot of time in gay bars and nightclubs and apparently at one of these bars they employ people to dance around in there underwear on a stage.
I dismissed this as a silly idea until i heard how much these dancers get paid.
Fifty pounds an hour!!!....... Honestly.

So i started thinking, could i subject myself to that in the name of global exploration, i could do a 6 hour shift and make £300, it is very tempting and besides i'm comfortable with my sexuality, i have a girlfriend so i shouldn't have anything to fear but its a tricky one.

I have a bit of cash at the moment and i have some on the way hear and there and the whole point of my trip is for it to be a struggle but would doing something like my sisters suggestion make the whole story from the beginning (yesterday) to the end (whenever that may be) a little more exciting?

Maybe the journey (the pursuit of adventure) is the real story.

Your thoughts please...........

My crazy sister Lydia above with my mums dog Reilly.

My first Blog entry.

Hi everyone my names Pete and today is my 22nd birthday.
now im not sure if this is normal but i think im having a quarter life crisis, (if such a crisis can occur)
this basically involves me panicking because my life has become very dull indeed. i think iv felt like this for a while but in the last week its really hit home.

Perhaps i should explain, a week ago today i was on my way back to Birmingham from Plymouth for the final time after spending just over 4 years in her majesty's Royal navy, now however i have the freedom to do what i want when i want but i have a cash flow problem which im working on by the way.

I do have a plan tho, i'm going to make as much cash as i can by any means necessary between now and the 12th of may, on the 12th i can legally start working again so im going to hit the recruitment agenceys and get some temp work for 5 or 6 weeks.

When iv worked for a few weeks on the agency and secured a bit more cash im going to simply bugger off to where ever the wind takes me.

So this blog is about me scraping some money together and going traveling, unoriginal i know but this is not going to be easy, i am going to struggle but i want a challenge.

What to expect.

over the next few weeks or so i wouldn't expect amazing stories, the first phase of this blog is primarily fund raising but when i finally get on the road in June it shall be somewhat more exciting.
knowing me i will land myself in some ridiculous situations all over the world.

finally if you have any suggestions on where i should visit or how i can raise money for my trip at home or on the road then i would love to hear from you.

thanks. pete.