What Doesn’t Kill You…

Today I was offered a great opportunity. One which I admit I was initially dubious to receive. It is one of those opportunities that sounds fantastic on paper, but when put into a real world situation the true stresses of the deal become apparent. Basically I have signed on to work another twenty hours per week for the company that I am currently with and once again, corporations taught me that I was naïve in my expectations. Not that I think that is necessarily a bad thing, but it is always a bit of a slap to the face which I then need to have explained to me. I’ll be working on a different team the ever dictatorial Anthony as my boss. I’m already shaking, but just you wait Anthony!

I kid. I’m actually really excited to be trying out something new and it’s finally something which is directly related to the field which I’ve been studying in for so long. The only downside is the sheer amount of work that I’m going to have to put in, but I’m willing to do that as well if it will yield results in the end.

In order to keep the same level of personal productivity coupled with the extra hours on top of my regular CSR work, I’m going to be going into work two hours earlier and leaving a good four to five hours later. Today I was in by 7:30 and left sometime fourteen hours later. Coupled with that, I’ve been going to the gym. Which I hate.

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Everyone hates the gym though, right? At least at first. Everything is fitting nicely into my schedule, I just need to work something out which will allow me to actually have some personal time as the extra hours before go into writing/work and the extra hours after become gym time/work. I’m excited about being able to do new things mostly because now I am actually titled as a copywriter. Yes! Go team!

I’ve been doing copywriting as a freelance gig since I was in University, but this is the first time I’ve worked for a company that had any need of one (a need which is still currently being determined hence my… extra hours). Still, it’s an exciting prospect right? I just need to make sure that I don’t work myself into the ground. The hardest part and most jarring part really is the shift from working as a CSR to working as a copywriter after work. Right when it hits five, I pack up and switch departments.

But this means that I’ll have even less free time. I’m just going to have to figure out how to schedule myself better. Easy to say, harder to do, but I’m excited~ (and exhausted, but mostly excited).