Blimey is an awesome word, and I’ve recently started using it (no idea why, could be because I’ve been reading a lot of Harry Potter lately) but I feel it’s a good word to use in this instance. I’ve just started week 5 already, out of 12! I did not expect it to go so fast – my dad said that when time flies it means you’re getting old…way to cheer me up To make it better, I had my first mid-term a week ago…
A few weeks ago, my friend and I recently went to a food and drink festival in our city, and it was pretty good. I had a giant hotdog (it was like, the size of my forearm…) and she got a giant wrap (slightly shorter) as you can see in the picture. Then we had ice cream after! That was really nice, and pretty big too but the guy serving us was very happy and excited, almost as if he was high or something!
(top to bottom, left to right): lemon sorbet ice cream, vegetable wrap, salsa hot dog, peanut butter and salted caramel ice cream
Moving on from that, I got rejected for 3 grad jobs this week…which is motivational…but I got through to the first round for a different company so *fingers crossed* I can actually get a bit further for this one. I just have to ace the interview…in two weeks No pressure or anything. One of them I was really, really excited about but after the first interview I came out feeling like I had failed so badly…guess it wasn’t meant to be. Although I really didn’t like the way the interview was as it was a group interview and I’m an introvert by nature, so this was far from ideal. I told myself on the day that I’d try to be more outgoing and stuff but that backfired. I panicked in the interview, I was so nervous I kept stumbling over my words which made me look like an idiot and I didn’t get through. I didn’t expect to, but I just hate group things so much. People of WordPress, is there a way to get through group interviews/group exercises? I don’t know if introverts are naturally designed for that, or it could just be me whining and trying to find an excuse for my failure…but I just feel like it’s so unfair that we don’t get anything (or hardly anything) because of the way we are. Some might say this is an evolutionary thing, but I highly doubt that a society full of extroverts will get as much done as both introverts and extroverts working together. I’m not hating on extroverts, my sister and a lot of my friends are extroverts and they are good at what they do, and the careers they are going into (medicine, dentistry, banking…) sort of require a bit of extrovertism. Does this make me unemployable? Will I be doomed forever to never get a job? Awhile ago I said that if I ever got into HR/started my own company I wouldn’t hire anyone who spoke over someone else/dominated in a group exercise and people told me that does happen, but I know it doesn’t. I know of people who have bullsh***ed over someone else and you’d think they wouldn’t go further, but then they get the job and then they back out after a few months because they can’t handle it/people don’t like them. Either recruiters need to sort this out or I’ve just met those few who are a minority. I also watched this TED talk, by Susan Cain about introverts which made me feel a little better but at the same time, a little sad. We introverts can’t just suddenly rebel against the world, we’d probably fail against one or two extroverts who have that natural charisma to lead people to quash our rebellion. Now that my frustration is all out…
Uni work is slowly piling up…grad job applications are aswell, and I seem to be also inundated with tons of stuff for a conference my society is holding on Friday, the logistics are driving me crazy. I have spoken to soo many people on the phone in the past two weeks about bags with our logo on (took me a week to get those sorted), white jumpers with our logo (not happening now, we have found a more…creative approach) and sourcing a photographer (one guy was really nice and sympathetic though, bless him)…I hope everyone pulls together to help with packing the bags, there are 300 of them! I hope they look good too, they cost a lot so they better. But the woman was very nice to me, so I’ll keep the company details noted somewhere for next year’s committee if they need them.
Finally, I found green tea/mango and orange/some kind of berry oreos when I went shopping! I was a little excited as I got these in China and kinda missed them, they cheered me up a bit!
Anyway, rant over! I just have to not let all these bad things get me down (even though yesterday was a particularly bad day, even by my standards) and hope that I get something and believe that everything happens for a reason! 😀