This internship has been incredibly stressful, but luckily it will be over by the end of the week, and I can finally relax!
The best thing about it is that it has been challenging, but sometimes the challenges have been quite stressful – dealing with passive aggressiveness, managing people (I really don’t like being a boss to anyone), being beneath a manager who can’t help me (because they are almost as new as me). It’s been… challenging. But okay. Very good hopefully for my CV, helped me gain a lot of insight into this sector.. but enough is enough, I’m ready to GO.
The good: Experience, both the good and annoying stuff is all a learning experience.
The bad: bosses who change their minds about what they want 2 weeks after you’ve started doing something completely different which you had both agreed on.
The good: Working for kids
The bad: not working WITH kids
The good: Bonding with colleagues
The bad: patronising CEO
The good: constant supply of tea and coffee
The bad: Sitting at a desk all day
The good: Money to pay the rent
The bad: going home in the dark
The good: leftovers for lunch
The bad: ...
The good: a massage chair in work!
The bad: repetitive strain injuries
The GOOD: knowing a little more about what you want to do with your life, and a little more about yourself
It’s taken me 2 years to complete this goal… I think something about counting my blessings every day irks me. Perhaps it’s the lack of original things to say; I’m grateful for my family, friends, love, sunshine, home, life, health. It’s the same each day, but for this I will put down one thing I’ve been grateful for each day.
Friday: I’m grateful for snow
Thursday: I’m grateful for my French teacher
Wednesday: I’m grateful for lovely leftover food and the people who make it
Sunday: I’m grateful for the invention of buffs
Today: I’m grateful for haggis, kind people and good friends