Tuesday, 28 April 2009

My last day at this temp job...

So, last Wednesday I got a call at about 11 am asking me to temp that day and to be there in two hours. That wouldn't have been such a big deal, but as of late I have gotten into a bad habit of getting up when Allan does and then after he leaves going back to sleep. He doesn't even get up that early! So, when I received the call I was so out of it because I had been asleep for like two hours. I rushed to get ready and headed out the door.

All I knew was the name and address of the business and what my pay rate was (pretty low), but no worries cause I need money! My assignment was as a receptionist. Unfortunately for me the phones were really slow and there was nothing for me to do. So much so that I was told to bring a book or get online to keep myself entertained. Nothing has changed. The phones are still slow and I am just ready to bolt to the door. So sad cause I've only been here 4 1/2 days total and I already want out. HAHAHA .... Am I really cut out for the working world? The answer is YES, but I need to be busy and have a challenge otherwise I get bored and antsy.

I've decided that starting tomorrow I am beginning a new exercise routine since I have the time off. No better time than now to get in shape and healthy. Tomorrow I am also going to post pictures to this blog, I haven't been able to because I've been updating this from work and don't have access to my computer. But I figure I need to spice things up around here with some visual aids!

Monday, 27 April 2009

Thanks for stopping by!

Welcome to my little outlet that I've created to allow me to step away from my job hunt and truly enjoy the things that I am doing here in London. I always say to myself 'I will start a blog and keep up with it'. Well, this time I mean it. It's going to be my little mental exercise everyday. Spend an hour on it and nuture it. I want to have a record of the things I have done and be able to go back and read my entries. I suppose I could start a journal which might be a little more personal but I really want a place where my friends and family can come and enjoy my random stories. Actually, I welcome anyone who wants to read this blog to get to reading and follow me on my journey.

Since moving here it's been really good but there have been some hard things about it. The best thing is of course being with my most awesome husband, Allan, second is being in this fantastic city! third, is my neighborhood and fourth, I love knowing that I can access other places in the world very easily.

The downside is the torture of trying to find a job. The economy, as we all know - whether you are here or in the U.S., is in the crapper. I really am trying not to focus on that large picture because it makes the job search that much more depressing. I am telling myself that there is something out there for me, it's just a matter of time before it lands on my doorstep. I have been busting my butt trying to find a job and something will give sooner than later. It's never easy being unemployed, especially if you really want to work. It's made even more difficult when you are in a new country and you don't really have any friends there. That is my situation. Because Allan is working during the day I am left to my own devices and find myself bored of TV and the internet. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy having a little time to myself, but I think most would agree that it's always nice to see a friendly face for a coffee, tea, lunch or just to gab. I really am not trying to be negative in the least, I am just expressing the things that I miss. I haven't been here that long and it definitely takes time to meet new people and create friendships.

Since, I don't have a friend base here, I decided that I will explore London and see the things that I've always wanted to see. I am going to be including the great things that London and the other places that I visit have to offer in this blog, along with the other terrific things that are happening in my life. Right now I am on a tight budget, so I will include fun things that won't break the bank in this ridiculously expensive city!

On a side note - I will say this, I made a new friend on Friday night. Her name is Lenna and she's a sweet lady!