Because Christmas fell on a Sunday, we had just one day off of work. A day that I spent in my pyjamas, watching TV, surfing the internet, and occasionally stirring myself from the box of chocolates by my side just enough to make it to the kitchen to continue stuffing my face with cookies. (It’s all about balance, you know.)
It took until about 4 pm to hate myself, but no way was I going for a walk outside in the dark or *shudder* the gym, otherwise known as “the single biggest waste of money in 2011.” Around 6 pm, I decided to take a shower because I wanted a glass of wine and I couldn’t bring myself to drink wine while still sitting on the sofa, wearing pyjamas from the night before and surrounded by a ring of my own cookie crumbs.
In any case, it was a one-day thing because the next day I dutifully trudged off to work, happy to be saved from myself. And look at me now! It’s 5:30 and I’m totally still working instead of heading home to cuddle with Señor Reuterswärd, as he is known in more southern climes.
I have taken over my colleague’s computer over the last few days while I am here and she is on break. During this time, I have logged into every single thing it’s possible to log into and have doubtless forgotten to log back out of several of them. Oops.
Anyway, this is a long prelude to sharing what is awesome news for me! My part-time, “paid by the hour” teaching gig has been upgraded to full time work, 40 hours a week. Woot woot for money! And stability! And feeling a sense of fulfillment at a job well done. Happy chiquita over here.
So from now on, when I’m not teaching, I’ll be doing more proofreading than before, plus administrative tasks, and when I have to travel to a company to teach Business English, I won’t have to worry about tallying the hours and whatnot. Excellent.
EQUALLY AWESOME: My blog with the Swedish Institute has been renewed again, and this time for a whole two months at a time! LOVE IT. It’s like I’m a real girl with a real day job with a secret second life as a real wannabe writer! Add in the fact that I live with the best and coolest guy in the world, and life could not be better. Happy happy happy happy happy.
I will leave you with some thoughts on work. I looked them up for this blog post, thinking I was going to be very serious, but that impulse didn’t last long.
“Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.” – Albert Camus
“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.” – Voltaire