Already more than a month flew by since I did my last update on how things were going with college and with my internship. It’s basically over a month since I’ve became an intern. Almost two months now. I think it’s been quite an enriching and educational experience for me. I’ve been learning quite a lot not to mention that I’ve been experiencing what means to work with individuals (that are certainly different from you, that sometimes are impolite, that basically don’t pay you that much attention). I was already expecting some difficult situations because it was my first work experience. I’m trying to look at it from a positive perspective because I know that I’m dealing with a real work situation. I know that in the future, even when I’ll be working in a completely different situation, things will probably be the same. It’s the way things are. You are just an employee that only has to do her job properly and that’s basically it. I’m not complaining at all because I do agree with that. And I’m quite a perfectionist so I like to do things the right way, as best as possible. But sometimes you just need to bite your tongue and live with it.
Everything is pretty much the same with classes. I just wish that I had another English teacher because mine is driving me insane. I’ve had classes with him two semesters ago and he is the kind of teacher that is always giving a bunch of compositions and boring and lame errands to do. Sometimes I just would like to tell him a loud, I don’t have time, capiche? Besides English, I’m just having Seminary classes. Therefore, the time to start doing my internship report is actually coming closer. We have to hand out a middle report in two weeks so I’m already working on it. What I like about my teacher is that she is always giving us small tasks to do at home, that basically will be part of the report. So even though we don’t notice, we are already working on it. Apart from all my tiredness and exhaustion, everything is more or less ok. Let’s see how things go.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
I guess that from now on my posts will be a little bit more relaxed and about my daily life. By saying this I mean I'll be probably doing some update kind of posts on the weekend, because I'm sure I won’t have the time to blog during the week. So basically, classes have started two weeks ago. As I said before, I’m just attending English classes and Seminary. And obviously, I’m currently going through my internship. I went to the interview on the 10th February and I’ve started working this week. To be honest, everything was a little bit surreal, even though I was feeling ready and excited for it. I mean, three whole years have already passed since I’ve started Uni. Now I notice that everything that I’ve been wishing for is right around the corner, just two more years to go if everything turns out ok. Anyway, I was already expecting that kind of “you-are-all-by-yourself” environment but to be honest it was even worst. In general, it was what I expected it to be, people acting the way I expected.
Nonetheless, I do think that I did an awesome job for this first week. Since I didn’t have English classes (the teacher was away for a week), I kindly volunteered myself to work full-time during this week. It was indeed very demanding and hard-working! I was already feeling exhausted on Tuesday, to the extent that I’ve suffered from terrible headaches and overall body pain. Besides, I’ve even got sick and spent yesterday on bed. But as I said, I don’t think I could have done any better, since I’ve already tried my best and did everything that I was asked (and even things that I wasn’t asked at all).
This next week will be first time conciliating both classes and internship so we’ll see how it goes. I don’t expect it to be any better, but at least I don’t have to work seven hours per day. Anyway, I hope to get a hold of my current’s life rhythm as fast as possible or I’m sure I’ll become some kind of zombie really soon.
Monday, 15 November 2010
This year will be a year of several changes. I will be graduating soon and that implies that I would be able to work in a year or so. But if it wasn’t for my Master’s degree, my professional career would start soon. Despite that, I will be having my first professional experience in February, when I will take an internship for 4 months or so.
I’ve been in Uni for almost 3 years and I still have 2 years ahead of me. I feel like it has been such a long path with quite a few challenges. I was lucky enough to be given this opportunity. Therefore, it is something that I really appreciate and because of that I try always my best. It is hard working and very tiring. It isn’t something that you can do without commitment or by not trying at all. It will take time, patience and a couple of headaches. There will be times when you will want to give up and everything will feel like crap. Uni can be a really demoralizing experience if you don’t have the nerve to do it.
This final year is specially driving me insane. I have such a harsh schedule and some demanding subjects. But I guess it is worth it and everything will pay off in the end (at least, I want to think so). At least I feel a little wiser by the end of every day. I don’t know everything yet and I know that I will never know. And I don’t actually think that the most important things are the ones you learn in class, at Uni or somewhere else. The biggest lessons of all are the ones that we learn in our lives, every single day. And as always, I still have a lot to learn.
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Is it really necessary? I just feel like crawling right now into my bed and staying there until I don't have to wake up at 6 AM every damm Monday. And Tuesday. And Friday as well. Like the song says, just wake me up when September ends. Or just don't do that at all.