I’ve decided to start up a new column called Recent Realities. This will be a dump post of all my “Life Lately” occurrences. There are times when I want to summarise all my happenings, and I figure this new column will help me. This column will not be as regular compared to my other ones; I’ll just post this when I have a lot to cover. Like right now. Life’s been really kicking my butt lately, and I’m so tired. My summer work schedule is easier than the other seasons, but it’s just way more exhausting. The heat and humidity doesn’t help, either. I am so ready for winter. Aside from work, these are some of my major happenings since I do have a life outside of blogging, haha!
A Potential Job Change
Since end of March, I’ve applied for about 80+ jobs. My current workplace has a shaky future, and I’ve been wanting to move to a different organisation for a while. I practically lived in the job website since then, and it reached the point I neglected some of my side projects like my blogs. However, I think all my hard work has come to a fruition. I only had three interviews amongst those 80+ applications, but I managed to get tentatively selected for one of them. Nothing’s official yet — everything is still in the works — but I’ve started the process of filling out multiple forms. I do not have an official start date, but hopefully I will get one soon.
This new job is located an hour away. It’s a little bit farther than I prefer, but there is a bus that takes me directly there, so I’ve accepted the idea of commuting 2 (or more, depending on traffic) hours every day. I made an impromptu overnight trip at the location this past weekend. I was able to get a room at the hotel, and I explored the area to get my bearings straight. I even managed to find my potential workplace. It was a nice getaway for me. Even though it was only one day, I needed this huge break in my routine.
11/22/63 & Streaming Shows
I read 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and I have to say it was one of the best books I’ve read this year. I had a difficult time putting it down. The fact that it’s a time travelling story that involves changing the Kennedy Assassination had me hooked from page one. Until now, I had no love for Stephen King. I liked him for creating the world of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, but I never could get into his writings until I read this. Seriously, this book’s on my recommended list.
The book made me curious about its mini-series adaptation, and that had me looking at Amazon Prime again. I managed to finally get the videos to play on computer, and I decided to try the trial. I think I may get into television shows after all these years of not being interested in them, haha! Right now, I decided to re-watch the first season of Sex and the City. I hope to watch all of the seasons. Watching them bring back a lot of 90s nostalgia!
I’m still working out Master Yoda once a week, but because of all the things that’s been happening, I haven’t worked out much on my own. I’ll have to get better at it . . . Anyway, Master Yoda has me trying out a scary exercise machine every week. Let’s just say, our one-hour sessions turn into a horror story session of a sort from my perspective. I do not have any love for the ladder machine or the get-on-my-knee and slide-up-and-down contraption that nearly gave me a heart attack. Those aside, I’m still loving my workout with Master Yoda.
Back in April, I saw this counsellor, but it wasn’t really working out for me. I’m planning to see another one tomorrow, and I hope this lady will be a lot better than the previous one. There’s a special going on, where for 10 sessions, I only pay 20,000 won ($18 USD) per session. I decided to take advantage of it and try them out. Plus, I think with all the changes going on with me, it will help me.
The Act of Socialising
Other than all of the above, I’ve been hanging out with friends here and there. I still meet up with Chibitoaster at least once a month. The infamous Eddy and I still meet up here and there, and I’ll be hanging with him later today. Then there’s Holland. She’s visiting Seoul this week and I’ll finally get to meet her! Yay for that! I also took leave from 13-17 and 20-22, so I will be able to spend some time with her.
Whew! That’s all from me on this first volume of Recent Realities. I’m not sure when the next one will be posted, but hopefully I’ll have some new news to share then! I hope everyone is doing well!