Big update - I got a job :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Soooo, I haven't blogged in a while after I gave up on the Spring Bootcamp challenge, but life has been a little crazy lately, so that's why.

I didn't accept the internship I was offered last time I wrote. The hours would have been too crazy, my earnings too low, but most importantly, running around after a bunch of actors wouldn't have gotten me anywhere useful. Turns out it wasn't such a bad decision, as I was interviewed for a different position about a week later - and I got it! I barely got home and there was already an email waiting for me in my inbox that after some deliberation they decided to give me the position! Needless to say, I did a little happy dance around the house that day. It's also "only" an internship, but it will last for six months and it's in an area which I absolutely love. As opposed to having me make copies and get everyone's lunch, this company is actually really investing in me and I am learning so much every day.
The atmosphere in the office is amazing, but at the end of the day it's still... well, work.

My healthy lifestyle is suffering a little bit, as even though the hours are very acceptable, I still spend two to two and a half hours a day either on a train or waiting for a train. On top of that it's so awkward for me to get to the station that I'm always at the office an hour early (which is why I'm typing this at 7.30 in the morning, haha!). So that means getting up at 5am every mornign and getting home at about 6.30 in the afternoon. If I still insisted on my eight hours of sleep every night I'd have pretty much no time left over to get anything done, so I'm settling on about 5-6 hours a night and two power naps on the train.

My body is taking its time to adjust to this new schedule and I do find myself craving sugars and carbs like crazy on some days. I'm hoping that this will sort itself out over time. After all, I haven't had a set schedule for a year and a half! I find that at about 7pm when I'm home, relaxed, had my dinner and a second cup of coffee - that's when I really come alive! I do have to force myself to exercise in the evenings, as the prospect of slobbing down on the sofa just sounds so lovely, but every time I do I feel so much better afterwards that it's definitely worth it! As a matter of fact, today it's Wednesday, my official "rest day" and guess what? I'm dreading it a little bit! I'm thinking of maybe squeezing in a small workout nonetheless, as I'm afraid that I'll just miss my little boost of adrenaline too much!

At the moment I find myself a little stuck around the 68kg mark, but that's blatantly because I'm snacking so much on sweet sugary things (-typing this while eating a chocolate wafer is not a good start....) I've seriously got to work on getting these crazy carb and sugar cravings under control!!
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