This morning I woke up with a sore throat. This began last night and continued until a few hours ago. Now it's gone. Whenever I have a sore throat, it doesn't seem to mean that I'm actually sick. It seems to mean that I'm very tired and stressed. I would always get a sore throat during exams week in college, so I've come to realize this. Another clue was I felt lethargic and didn't want to wake up. So I stayed in bed until noon. Drank some coffee. Ate some oranges, apples, eggs, and potatos. I feel good now.
Amelia and I watched some videos on Youtube along with Netflix. We watched some Disney and were entertained until later this afternoon when she decided to go shopping for a jacket at a store I don't enjoy going to. So I'm staying home to write this journal.
This week I worked on an exam, had a long interview, and finished my Tweet program (along with all the fun stuff school throws at you like job and classes).
The interview went well. It was with a content production department. It's an internship with some video, writing, and communication. But I was told that it's mostly a technical writing position, which would be good. I only feel bad that I didn't have a more grandure portfolio. When someone asked me about a conflict I had in the past and had to dispute, I said that I normally avoid disputes and end up meditating. I suppose this is why they asked about my personality where I told them I am an "advocate." We talked about Briggs-Myers, how I scored, and how that relates to how I identify myself. They seemed to like it and used the description of how I identify myself with their job description. I feel like that's a good sign. Later they asked if the salary would be good and if I could work x hours. I said yes, happily. And then they asked if I'd be still interested. Yes, I insisted. I would like working for them.
It's a large, national software development company that I've been in the application process for a month now. I did not expect to go so far. I guess they must be doing a thorough background check. But I imagine it must be through a third party. If they do take a personal approach, I wonder what they'll find. Perhaps this journal entry? If so -- hello, friends. Please like and subscribe. Haha. :^)
No really, send me a comment if you see this. It'd be a hoot.
Tonight I'll be watching Harry Potter with friends. This morning I felt like maybe I should cancel, but then later after a day of relaxing and not being upset with how my body felt -- I feel like I should be able to go! This is awesome. The body CAN literally recover and heal itself. So I've been thinking about the values of a vacation.
While growing up, I did not like to give myself a relaxing break from my work. I was actively trying to think of work, even when I was obviously putting work off to play video games. I think this is the case for growing up in America in general, as many of my peers, regardless of work and social class seemed to particiate in the idle video game playing while thinking of some sort of real life problem. This as a result meant we never felt rested but always anxious -- this sort of Catholic guilt about just trying to make our bodies less stressed by doing something so innocent as playing a game about some guy dressed in green clothes chasing fairies.
Today I decided not to do that. I put homework totally aside and said to myself, "I will not think about this right now." Instead I worked on making my body feel how it pleased. My body really wanted to stay put, so I sat in the sofa with my partner and watched whatever we pleased and laughed a lot.
I also learned a few things about my own diet that is causing my body to act up in ways I find obnoxious. I'm putting more carbs in my diet since, and the bad effects are calming down. I think it's because I ate too much lentils, beans, and not enough fibers or wheats.
I'm thinking about not being vegetarian anymore for the sake of my health.
It's a hard choice to make, and I'm unsure how I feel about it.
I might write more soon, but I think that's enough for now.