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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tomorrow I'll post my WUB.

Today around 5pm, I found out that I didn't get the internship. So that's about 6 graphic design interviews since May without any job from it. This time it was worse, because one, there was only one other candidate, and two... it means that people won't even let me work for free...

I decided after that email to go run.

I went two intervals into my training, and I decided to walk a 5k instead. I walked the 5k in under 50 minutes making my average walking speed 15:45 per mile. I know I said this a few days ago, but I think I'm gonna rest my legs next week instead of the training. I thought my feet were good (or maybe I justified it that way so I'd have an excuse to run), but the first lap it was more leg pain than being out of breath. So letting my feet heal may have to be an option.

I believe I went running, because it's something I can control at this point in my life, or walking is something I can control. Me getting a job lies solely in the hands of the person in charge. I get told that my packaging is amazing every interview. However packaging design jobs are usually reserved for people with experience. That's a pretty depressing catch 22 :-P

Tonight I'm making another motivation chart. A running one. I'm gonna take a little "trip" from Charleston, SC to Los Angeles California. I wanna see how long it takes to run from Point A to Point B over the next few years. I'll include this chart in my next WUB.

Next week's BLC 16 challenge is one I will have to get my first imperfect score on. The rainbow of Fruits/Vegetables challenge will just have to skip a season for me. I did it last season, but this season we have no blue/purple foods. I also need to stop stressing over a perfect score and focus on challenging myself. Life won't end if I don't eat blueberries :-P

But to my team, you should totally attempt it if you can! This season you don't even have to watch your sodium alongside it (that was TORTURE!), it's interesting to eat the rainbow, and it forces you to eat healthier. I'll list my 5 fruits/vegetables each day still.

Today I was 286 this morning, I'm hoping the scale goes down a little more tomorrow so I can have just a teeny tiny loss. I'll take anything at this point. While walking my 5k I was looking for someone's lost diamond ring around the track because there was a $300 reward for it. I didn't find it, but if I did I would have felt a lot better.

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    First of all, that is SO awesome that you went running/walking in response to that email! Truly awesome. Second of all, I LOVE your idea of taking a virtual trip!!!!
    1824 days ago
    First of all, the interviewer told you that there was only one other candidate?? Total BS. Who knows how many people there were? If that particular job market is as tight as you say, there had to be more than 2 applicants. Not that that will make you feel better, just be aware of the politics involved. Keep applying...kep putting yourself out there!
    Hmm...let's see...blue and purple foods: raisins and prunes, as someone else mentioned; frozen blueberries, purple potatoes (taste just like the white ones and better for you), eggplant. Look up ratatoille. It's eggplant and veggie stew. Awesome over wild rice. That's 5 purple/blue foods so far. TRY.
    1826 days ago
  • SONIA260
    oh no!!!!! Do your grandparents not have any raisins or prunes in the house? And if you don't like them...just eat 1 raisin a day...hehehe
    1826 days ago
    I know how it feels, i too am a web designer / software program and i can do up to a stage with graphic designing, its just the wrong career path to pick in crisis it seems, Hospitality, nursing and technical seems to be the way. Once i get my life sorted out in Australia i will be changing careers due to this. It good i got a computer background so that ups my skills but i am going into working into lab working. and well another sort but i don't say it because i always get strange remarks when saying it lol. Its one of those jobs that pay well because these days there are very little who want this type of job . But its needed. Have you ever thought of changing careers?

    Awesome on the trainings though :)
    1826 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/23/2012 1:45:24 AM
  • *MAMA*2*BOYS*
    Aw, Hal, I'm so sorry that you didn't get the internship! Don't look at it as worse because there was only one other candidate... think about how many others you beat out just to get as far as you did. That whole "second place is the first one to lose" saying is complete and total BS. You are a friendly, smart, motivated individual, and when the right job comes along- you WILL get it!

    I'm also sorry that your feet/legs are hurting you! You need to rest up and let them heal!! You don't want to cause more damage!

    I wish I could send you some blueberries from my garden so you'd be set for the challenge, but I don't think that they would travel cross country very well.

    And I'll be rooting for making your "journey" to L.A., once you're all healed up, of course!
    1826 days ago
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