All posts tagged: work

A small hiccup

Once again, I’m in pain. I would like to go a whole month without some sort of injury because, seriously, this is getting old already. The last mishap that’s happened to me is a stiff neck. Yesterday morning I woke up with pain in my neck, from sleeping in a funny way. My alarm went off, I opened my eyes and as usual, swung my arm across to pick up the phone from the floor, by my bed. The pain I felt was excruciating. As it turned out, I had pulled a muscle or something like that during my sleep, and I felt the pain going from somewhere by my shoulder blade, all the way to the base of my head. Not only it hurt, but it also made me slow, showering and getting dressed turned into a challenge. Don’t get me started on riding public transport! Yesterday, we were doing an event at work to which several clients attended and created teams to then participate in an University Challenge style of contest. We hired …

Another week passes by

The weekend is almost here again… It’s unbelievable how fast this week has gone, and how busy I’ve been. The most interesting thing happening at the moment is a desk move we’re having in our offices this weekend. I know it sounds silly to be excited about sitting somewhere else, but it’s a break from the usual office-related monotony. I’m quite happy with the change because I will be leaving one of the most transited areas, and will be going back to where I used to sit a few months ago. At the moment, I sit by a door and by the printer. This results in constant traffic of people behind me, hitting my chair when walking past, calling my name (if we’re friends, and yes, randomly, without wanting anything, just say my name and keep walking…), rapping the desk next to me with their knuckles… Something quite annoying is that it seems to be a point where people part ways, so I get all the last minute conversations when people are leaving meetings, you …

Halloween Jack by Marta Nava for [shutter and ink.]

Of ups and downs… and further down.

I have the feeling that I’ve only been complaining lately… Possibly not so much over here, but face to face. When people can pretty much figure out you’re not at your 100% with just one glance, I guess it’s time to start snapping out of it. Truth is, I don’t deal well with bad moods. Since end of last week, I’ve been feeling a bit down. I’ve had too many things going on in my mind, and I wasn’t sure how to deal with all of it, so I pretty much decided to shut down and don’t deal with anything at all. Last weekend, I spent it in bed. I wasn’t necessarily sleeping all the time, sometimes I was just staring at the ceiling/wall, or maybe watching series, or yes, sleeping. My brother was tentatively poking his head around to check I was still alive from time to time, and to check whether I was going to have lunch and the usual basic-survival stuff. On Saturday, I made a bit of an effort to go …

Breaking News

So, today I officially left my team in Sales. I’ve been working in sales for the past (almost) five years, and now it’s time to turn the page. On Monday, I’m starting as an Internal Communications Coordinator, in the Marketing department – still in the same company! This is very exciting for me, as I get to be a bit more creative at work, and have the difficult task of engaging my fellow coworkers with news and content about our company! I can’t believe I just wrote about work, a topic I had decided not to write about here a long time ago! Anyway, more news! I’m moving soon, so I’m now searching for a new abode. As some of you already know, my brother has come to live in London, and we’ve decided to share a flat. So please, if you hear of any nice affordable place in London, ideally South-ish, let me know. Moving date is set for end of July! I’m viewing a bunch of flats tomorrow, so wish me good luck! …