Weekly Update #13

What a week!  As you may or may not know, dear readers, I landed a job at a call center.  I started training on Monday.  So as of today, I’ve made it through a whole week of working 9-5:30.  I have six more weeks of the adult 9-5 work thing and then I start my regular schedule, which is 11:30-8.  Much more my speed.  Waking up at 6 AM isn’t a thing I like doing.

Aside from not being a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, I’m having to adjust my eating habits.  Usually, I eat small amounts quite often throughout the day.  But with not being able to have food on the floor or in the training room, I’m having to eat three meals a day.  I find that I’m not as hungry in the mornings, but as the day goes on, I’m ravenous.  By the time dinner rolls around, I have to restrain myself in my portions.

Working at the call center, there is a dress code.  Jeans are allowed, but no screen print t-shirts and during the week, no hoodies/sweatshirts.  My lovely mother was kind enough to take me shopping last weekend for a few things to wear to work.  Mostly sweaters, since it’s starting to get chilly.  It’s actually been kinda fun to plan out my outfits the night before and do my hair and makeup every morning.  Well, not every morning, but most mornings.  Quite often now I get compliments from my coworkers on how cute I look.  And that’s an ego boost I’ll never get sick of hearing!

All in all, working at a call center might not be the best fit for me long-term, but it’s a job that I can do and get paid for doing.  It’s also really helpful for me to have a more rigid schedule.  I’m always waking up at a certain time and getting home at a certain time.  It’s a pleasant change from waking up whenever or just sleeping all day because I have nothing to do.  This past week has left me exhausted (I’m not used to staying awake 15+ hours at a time), so I’ve really just been coming home and zoning out in front of the TV. However, sometimes during training we have down time and I’ve been using that time to brainstorm blog post ideas.

I’m going to make an effort to post more than once or twice a week, but I really can’t make any promises on that end.  Life is what it is and as much as I love this blog and wish I could instantly turn it into a success, it’s a process as I find my own voice to speak with on topics that truly interest me or mean something to me.  And I want to thank you, my lovely readers, for sticking with me as I figure out how to be me and work towards the me I want to be.

Enjoy the journey.

-Kate

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