Sunday, 7 August 2011

One week later.....

So, last (this) Wednesday I began my very first shift at the hotel. I took to it like a duck to water!
Somehow I think the hospitality industry in my blood (something about being subservient, no) but I enjoy it, so far I have done a small amount of bar work and worked mostly breakfast shifts.

I haven't even minded having to get up at 5am so much. Although it was nice at the weekend when my dad needed the car so he dropped me off and I got to lie in til half past :)

Everyone I have met with at work so far is lovely, it's almost a shame that I want to go travelling as I see eye to eye with the manager on a lot of things and maybe if I was there a long time I could look into a promotion! c'est la vie.

One good thing about my job is that most people are foreign and speak another language so hopefully I can improve my French and Spanish, which is one of my 22 before 23 goals. Speaking of which I should practice...

So far I haven't been able to exercise much although being on my feet for 8 hours a day surely counts for something! This week I will be working a good 40+ hours, if I carry on this way I will be right on target for my target travel funds! It's not the most brilliantly paid job... but what is in this country these days?! I'm working hard to get where I want to be and that's all that matters.

It is also good to finally meet some people around my age to talk to! As much as I love my sib's you need someone on your own wave length otherwise you will go crazy!! I have also spied a rather attractive boy around work.... which always makes things more fun :)

I'm contemplating beginning to cycle to work... it's a good 15 miles but at least I would be hitting my exercise targets!!

So less of the mundane; the other day I worked out a route from Japan through to Cambodia. I know when you travel you should just let it pan out and go with the flow, I haven't booked anything just looking into the best options of how to get from place to place. It also makes me even more excited about going! And more prepared in case I am going solo.

I shall be seeing K at the end of the month and we'll discuss the possibility of travelling together, let's see if I can convince her ;) Another friend, N has also expressed some interest in travelling... maybe I am going to have an abundance of travel buddies!