Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A New Record

I've broken a personal record. Last week, I worked 6 days straight, equalling 80 hours. I'm sure there are plenty of other people in the world who consistently work that much, perhaps more, week in and week out, but who really cares about Jamaicans anyway? *

As exhausted as I still am, I don't regret taking advantage of working the morning drive the past several weeks, or being thrown in to cover election night as a rookie. It's been exhilarating and intense and nerve-wracking being back in the field and having so much trust that I will excel placed upon me. Even so, it will be nice just working the weekend shift and not waking up at 3:30 in the morning half the week.

Speaking of, today was my last day working the morning drive. As excited as I am about getting more sleep and dropping my hours down to a cool 60ish, it was also bittersweet saying goodbye to the people I've worked with for the past three weeks. Once I'm completely trained on my Saturday shift, I'll be working by myself for the most part. I'm not complaining, I prefer to work by myself; however, I'm sure it also won't feel like working in an office.

Another positive about not waking up at 3:30a.m is I'll actually be able to regain my social life. I wanted to go to Boston last night for a worship service at one of the churches in the city, but sleepy eyes and a tired body told me that, as much as I wanted to carpe diem, if I push myself too much there will be nothing left to carpe. Savvy? Thinking back on it now, I know I made the right choice, but man, I'm bummin' that I couldn't go up. This particular church has a 20's group that meets every Tuesday for small group Bible studies. My roommate and I with another girlfriend went up last month and I really enjoyed it. But, the second Tuesday of every month is when they have their large group corporate worship and fellowship which I've been wanting to participate in for the past several months. It would be nice to have some interaction with other Christians and get different insights, perspectives, friendships, and maybe even a husband out of the deal.** Plus, I've been craving a good worship service ever since graduating from college. I guess I'll have to plan on next month and hope that nothing comes in the way again.

I don't have anything else to write about since my life revolves around work and that isn't always the most interesting topic to detail. I do have some potentially exciting news that I won't be free to share until a later date, but I'll give you a teaser: It involves work. Yay!

*I am going to hell
**So I'm not really expecting to find my husband at this group...who am I kidding? I so am! But, that's not the main reason for...well, ok, so maybe that's not the ONLY reason for going up to the city once a month. PS, things with Mr. Boston ended up not working out. Apparently we both wanted different things, i.e Me: something mature and fun. Him: sex


Life as I know it said...

Isn't that the real reason we participate in church activities, haha. :) Just bein' honest. I'm glad for the update on Mr. Boston - I was wondering. What a typical douche-bag man.

This year was my first presidential election night too. Exhilirating, yet. Tiring and am I glad it's over. YES!

We need to have another phone convo soon!

Natalie said...

I tried to call you. Really, I did try. But, the mean phone didn't seem to get the message that I missed you and so it didn't work. I dialed the number and got a man's voicemail that is not your last name... unless that is your code and its ultra private I am confused. I will be in the states in a little more than a month but that is not a resonable time to wait. Maybe we can speak next week when you have no evening work? the time differnce should me that I can call you at 11pm? I know late but I don't succeed at life when I wake up before 7am.

*found the typo or error I suppose from when I took the number off your comment. So I can call you and it be you this time.