Christmas this year has been a little bit different and that’s because for the first time I’ve been working full-time over the festive period. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day: I’ve worked them all. Anticipating it, I knew it would be hard to fit everything in and boy, was I right. It’s definitely been a bit stressful, especially since I have two essays due in next week which I’ve had to try and fit in as well as catching up with friends and family. But thankfully I’m still alive and well and generally quite content.
The whole experience has got me thinking about the nature of a full-time job and being grown up and I wonder how I’m going to cope when, in a year and a half, I have to face the inevitable graduation and job search. I’ve never really fancied working a 9 – 5 before but my hours at the pub have been so un-normal that it’s been hard to fit in doing the standard things like watching TV in the evening and going out with friends, and I’m starting to think that a 9 – 5 might be quite desirable! I’m looking forward to my work experience at Penguin publishing in Easter to test this theory out and establish if I’m cut out for a grown-up job, or if my student laziness has put me off for life.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to returning to my usual English Literature 6 hour a week timetable next week at uni, and hope that I can, ironically, use the term time for a bit of a rest. Long live student life and long may my grown-up future be delayed.