sorry for neglecting to update about my new job here. as i predicted, work takes up most of my wakeful hours. i am averaging about 11 hours a day at work. don’t worry, i’m not entrapped in slavery – though sometimes it feels like it! it’s mostly a lot of waiting, a bit of rushing to locations, some stress to write up my reports and the occasional verbal smack for my mistakes. so far i haven’t been smacked, more like a verbal slap on the wrist, but i certainly do not want to receive any more than that.
what else can i say? every other day is a struggle for me, which means i am growing i suppose. have definitely learnt a lot and strangely, i do not dislike it as much as i expect to. it’s a love-hate relationship. i like going to some events, getting free stuff, having my byline in the papers. i hate going to events i don’t understand and to write about them, hate being bullied by the superiors, despise the long hours.
next month, i will be where i’m hired to be. strangely, i am not really looking forward to it. i’ve kinda grown to like reporting. i am getting to know the other reporters and liking most of them, though i am wary after hearing a lot through the grapevine. i still hate a lot of things about it but the things that i like about it are making me want to stay. i guess because i’m getting used to reporting that i feel reluctant to start the learning process all over again with sub-editing.
but i’m looking forward to 8-hour work shifts. i’m looking forward to learn a new skill, though the beginning will be difficult. i’m looking forward to joining the gym with a sub colleague – i hope to lose a few pounds! i’m looking forward to have a proper life again.
and anyway, if i really want to write again, i could always do it on the side.
one and a half weeks more to go.
ps. on a side note, i’m having a schoolgirl crush on someone. it’s irritating and pointless. i hope to get over him soon.