I am trying to remember what life was like before there was homework, deadlines, tests, stress and multiple attempts of joining a religious cult in Utah in hopes of escaping it all. One of the funniest moments of this school year was a day last year when I was getting ready to go out for a night on the town, and Kaylynne walked into the bathroom while I was putting my face on, and with all the seriousness in the world said, "Ok, I have a plan to escape the giant stack of building schoolwork. It involves running away with the circus and I am more than willing to grow a beard to commit to the plan." I haven't laughed that hard in a really, really long time. But this is a really difficult school year for sure. They always tell us that the third year is the worst, and year number 3 is definitely living up to its reputation. The thought of getting an internship is daunting because it means that I don't get another summer vacation. Nope. I would get a summer of huge amounts of work and not a single penny of pay from all of it. I had a good conversation with my dad about the whole not-getting-paid-for-doing-an-internship thing and he's pretty livid about the whole situation. Sure he's my dad and he wants me to be well taken care of, and by that I mean being paid for the work...I don't know what my true opinion is on the topic. I mean, we are providing a kind of service, but we are also being taught something in the process. I don't know. Any opinions out there??? This just reminded me that my interview is in a couple days. Great. I totally forgot about it until right now.
Another Saturday has nearly come to an end. Not much really happened lately. I worked both yesterday and today, and will again tomorrow, so that takes major time away from school work. Sure, I could be doing homework instead of writing a blog, but really, I need some down-time every now and then! Today was an interesting shift at work. It was a really short one, but I did nearly get in a fight with a customer who demanded a refund on an item that is undisputably non-refundable. I don't think that I have ever used so much self-control in my entire life. I should get some kind of award for not going off on this customer for being such a...dare I say... complete and utter greedy bastard?? No, that would be too harsh. Anyway, hopefully he does not become too big of a nuisance for the staff at the store.
Tip of the day: Don't forget to breathe.
Speaking of staff, I am hugely looking forward to going out for drinks with a couple of my amazingly wonderful coworkers tonight. It feels like I haven't been out in the public for a long time and I look forward to mingling with people who are not telling me that I have to get this assignment done, or that test studied for, or this product refunded even though it was a final sale!!!! (Can you detect my small amount of residual bitterness for this person?)
As you have probably realized, I did survive Core Synergistics. It was definitely one of the most difficult DVDs so far, and I get to do it again tomorrow. Week 4 is supposed to be the "rest week" in which you take it fairly easy and do a lot of stretching and yoga. But then they throw in this killer core work-out that makes you want to cry. How is this resting? I think there is a glitch in the system.