A work-life balance? What it’s like working in London
What’s it like to be over half way through your study abroad program?
It’s the best time of your entire life!
I have spent the last three weekends in different countries, I have published an events listing guide as a writer, editor, marketing agent and designer. I have gotten a good chunk down on my paper, and I have meshed beautifully with a great group of friends.
(The only downfall is that I am missing the cookout for biddy, but a girl can’t do everything).
Have I really had that big of a change from my last couple posts to now? Why am I suddenly on cloud nine? My paper is due in a week, and Trafalgar square is full of squares dressed up in wizard’s clothes! (That was extremely sarcastic if I didn’t have to work and go to a lecture I’d be right there with them).
No the program hasn’t changed. I still have a hard time finding time to do my readings, and the last thing I want to do after 8 hours of work is a 2.5 hour class. The difference now is that I am beginning to adjust to the lifestyle.
You’re late to work? Not really an issue.
You are too tired at work? Go take an hour walk.
Hungry? That’s another hour
You are here for 8 hours? Here’s an hour’s worth of work, hopefully you can get it done.
It’s Wednesday? Go to the pub with your coworkers.
It’s very different, but I suppose it works. British people have this thing, it’s called work-life balance (foreign concept I know), and it seems to work really well. People are a lot less stressed out and a lot more happy. (This is probably an adjustment for the climate. If anyone had seasonal depression, lived in London, and had a crazy stressful job that would be a problem).
Here’s a little treat for you:
This is the June “template” version of Life In Colour events listings guide:
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