I’ve been doing hour long runs down by the river, venturing farther afield each time. It doesn’t hurt so much to run on gravel. And the weather has been favourable over the weekend. I still suck at swimming, but on a weekend, it doesn’t feel as though I have completed my workout until I’ve done some 15-20 laps in the pool. I must be getting dehydrated by then because I kept getting calf cramps. The last time I had a serious muscle cramp was in high school, I was playing field hockey and suddenly collapsed. I remember my form teacher came onto the field and warned me to stop playing because I had to take an exam the next day, and if I didn’t make it for the exam, I’d have blown my entire year. I kept playing.
Work – it’s been the same old. Day in and day out. I don’t feel challenged, and lately, I don’t feel appreciated either. Not since Mark left. Our team meetings have been cancelled indefinitely, and I do not see much of my manager at all. Things are just different now, and I’ve heard rumours that a replacement will soon join our team. I’ve already decided I don’t like this new guy. Or gal.
I had an interview for an internal position on Friday. I almost called to cancel the interview 15 mins before my interview time. It’s another short term contract, and the position didn’t even really appeal to me and for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why I had applied for it in the first place. As a result of not really wanting this job, I walked into the interview as calm as I’ve ever been. I even answered the questions in a sort of slow motion. I hope I didn’t come off sounding drunk! It’s hard when you’re being interviewed by your colleagues.
Overall, I think the interview went ok. I could answer all the questions they threw at me. But I couldn’t(didn’t) pretend to be enthusiastic over a position I didn’t give a damn about, so I think I came off sounding uninterested and maybe even distracted. I’d be very surprised if they picked me. In the unlikely event that they do, I’ll probably turn it down.
And so the hunt continues….