General update

Its Friday morning of the Easter Weekend. I haven’t blogged since my Prague Trip post, which because of the length of it (with all the pictures) messed up the format of my blog – too tired to figure out how to fix it! It happened before with my Glastonbury posts. Maybe I should just split long posts into part 1 and part 2 kind of thing. Anyway, that Prague post took such a lot of effort to put together (or it felt that way) that I’ve kind of felt a little blocked lately in the blogging department. So this is just a general post to say what I’ve been up to and what’s been going on. No photos (unless I feel like adding them) and just whatever bollocks comes to my mind.

I’ve been feeling pretty flat lately. I came back from Prague and found out that my job was ending. My last day will be 9th May. It may be illogical as I guess business is business but I’ve felt a little hurt, used, discarded. There was a company night out that I wasn’t invited to, which hurt a little. The person who is technically my boss hardly speaks to me. Whether that is intentional or not, I don’t know and I know I shouldn’t dwell on it but I find it hard to be motivated right now, to care at all. I won’t leave work undone. I’m just not like that, but I don’t feel like I have the energy or motivation to put my all into the job. Why waste my energy! I’ve never been particularly good at time-keeping – i.e. arriving on time – I’m usually 5 minutes late. The last couple of weeks, that 5 has turned into 10 or 15 minutes, and I don’t really care. Earlier I was worried about writing anything about work as some people from work had seen my blog. But now I don’t really care. The fact that I have the song “Let it Go” from Frozen stuck in my head seems apt!

With regards jobs, I have been applying for project manager roles mostly. I’ve already had 2 interviews. One was a phone interview, at the end of which, the guy said that they really needed someone with more experience as a project manager (being that I haven’t been a PM before I have no experience), but he was very positive about me and the fact that I want to move into that area with my background and experience. He just said that this role/company was not the right place for me as they wouldn’t be able to give me the support as a new Project Manager that I would need. It may have been bullshit but he seemed genuine and while I was disappointed, at the same time I was encouraged. I had another interview this week – Tuesday morning – for another PM job, at a small company in Alton, down the road (about 20 minute journey). It went well. I got good feedback, but have to wait until next week before I hear whether they want me back for a second interview. I’m keeping my fingers crossed but at the same time trying not to get too hopeful.

Non-work wise, I have been getting totally into scrapbooking. Also called Smashbooking. But that term, I think, comes specifically from these particular notebooks called Smashbooks (I’ve asked for one for my birthday). I will have to write a post about it but basically it’s a notebook you keep. You glue things in. It doesn’t have to be pretty. It can just be stuff that you collect. It’s good because it’s helped take my mind off the work thing.

With regards weight loss and fitness: I hurt my knees a few weeks ago so I haven’t been able to do the classes that I was doing before. I’ve been to the doctor and they think the issue is that I am hyper mobile. My legs bend too far the wrong way. My arms do it too. I thought it was cool when I was younger. Not so much now! I’ve been referred to physic. I’m also seeing the Nuffield physio next week so I shall see what they say.

I’m going to post this now as I’m being climbed on by kids and I think we’re going to watch Frozen in a bit!

Please comment so I know I'm not alone out here!

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