I’ve had another busy couple of days. It seriously feels like I’m making up for all my laziness over the past few months in one big hit. I’m enjoying it but it’s exhausting and a little overwhelming. I’m trying to adjust but I’m struggling and I can’t wait for the weekend so I can relax.
Yesterday I started doing most things alone at work. I decided anything I didn’t know I’d just try, and if I got stuck I’d ask questions. I know that makes some of the other staff a bit nervous but it’s the best way for me to learn – I struggle to focus when other people do it and I have to watch, and most of the staff don’t explain what they’re doing or slow down for me to learn properly. I don’t blame them – I’m sure when I was teaching new kids at my old job, I did the same thing. I think I did well, considering. It’s tough though. I feel pressured to do things fast as I don’t like to make customers wait and get annoyed they’re stuck with the trainee, but the systems are a lot more complicated than my old job and going fast sometimes just isn’t an option.
After work I had to go to training in the city. I’d only found out about this 24 hours before and I was in two minds about going at all. It was basic training on one of the products I’d been selling at my old job for years. I didn’t think I’d learn very much, and I dreaded the idea of having to go to it after a full day of work. I decided I’d probably better go. I was worried if I didn’t go I’d look bad, and I don’t want that if I’m aiming to get promoted sometime in the future. The training was long, dry and boring, as I was expecting. It didn’t finish until after 8pm and by the time I got home, it was after 9. I picked up some pizza on the way home, throwing my diet further off track, but there was no way I was cooking that late…especially when I had work at 9am the following day.
Needless to say, it was a struggle to get out of bed this morning. It doesn’t matter how much I’m enjoying work, I don’t do well on little sleep. I’d had weird dreams all night, which also didn’t help my mood. I headed in, feeling fairly average instead of my usual excited self. Luckily, my day actually turned out quite good. I ran into a couple of people from my old work who I’m still on good terms with, and they were really interested in what I’m doing now and happy to see me, which was really nice as I’m used to getting the cold shoulder from a lot of the people still there. Then I had lunch with another friend from my old work who isn’t there any more either. It was great to see him again. I also got to have a good talk today with my (temporary) manager about how I’m progressing at work and hear his suggestions on how to learn more. He was impressed with what I was already capable of doing by myself, and is really keen to get me filling in the learning gaps quickly, which is great because that was what I was hoping he’d say.
On the way home I stopped off at the automatic carwash, after procrastinating about it for months. I don’t care what anyone says, these things are the best. $10 and the car goes in filthy and comes out clean, and you get a cool show while it’s happening. I wish there was one closer to me…I guess maybe there is, but I haven’t seen it. I should probably take the time to find one, as I won’t be working in that area very much longer so it won’t be my local one any more. End of an era 😦
My foot is starting to feel a bit better, finally. I still haven’t gotten back into my walks as it’s only just started coming good and I’m still worried I’ll do damage by pushing it. Hopefully by the weekend I’ll have a bit more confidence in it. My weight is back up a little but there’s no surprise there, with my diet and no exercise. I really need to get back into it, and will. I’m slowly starting to adjust to my working life, so by next week I should be right back into it.
One more day and I’ll be in relaxation mode! That’s the only thought that’s going to get me through tomorrow!