Hiya readers! After a short break in blogging I am back again with more news from my life. As you know I moved 4 months ago, currently living with my boyfriend’s parents at their house (in a hope of moving to our own apartment soon) and I was desperate to find a perfect job. I struggled a lot. This part of the country is actually the one with highest rates of unemployment in Czech Republic, which I was well aware of, but kinda ignored it on the way here. The most important thing for us was the fact that we can live with my boy’s parents almost for free, and we would have plenty of time to settle, find a new jobs and start a new life, no pressure, 5 months is pretty long time to get a job, right? WROOOONG! In four months I have only been to 3 job interviews, one of them was a total disaster (the guy didn’t even ask me anything and only sent me a file to work on at home and send it back, so I did and they never called again, after a month they emailed me that they chose someone else for the job, I was glad..).
The second job interview I didn’t really like and I honestly didn’t wanna get that job either, but it was already too late, 4 months in and I just HAD TO TAKE anything that was offered. So without even trying very hard, I got a job as a “specialist” in a company that has small stores all over the country, in malls, where they repair shoes, copy keys and sell all bunch of stuff (key chains, shoelaces, knives, Zippo lighters…) and I was sent to a training to a training center in Prague. It was fun, I met some nice people there, met my old friends from Prague, visited places I liked (yes, I went to McDonalds to buy a cheeseburger and THEN went to KFC to eat it…). After this training I went back home (right now “home” means Kravaře, but to me “home” is wherever my boyfriend is) and started another week of training in Ostrava mall called Futurum.
During the weekend in between these two training weeks, I found a job offer online in a company called Rayfilm, which is a company I know pretty well, because I was working with their products for years back in Tanvald, so I didn’t hesitate for a second and sent my application on Saturday. Right on Monday they called me and invited me for an interview on Wednesday. At that time I was still working in Ostrava, but I told them I was having a doctor’s appointment so I could go to that interview. It went PERFECT and I immediately knew I wanted to get that job. For some reason I was hoping they will hire me immediately, but of course it didn’t happen. They told me to call next week. So I was very sad and went back to Ostrava to repair shoes and copy keys. All of the sudden I started to feel disgusted by that job, I knew I could do better and I started hating it. Which was really sad, because I was not even one week into it! I was dreaming about getting that job in Rayfilm and I hated shoe and key job more and more. I decided that I will try to enjoy it, because I have two options: a) they will not hire me and I will have to stay in shoes and keys forever (okay, not forever, but for a longer period of time…) or b) they will hire me, so in that care those are gonna be my last few days in shoes and keys, so I will at least enjoy all the new stuff I will learn, even though I will never use it.
On Thursday morning, the day after the interview, I went to Ostrava to work again (shoes, keys, keys and shoes…) and I almost started crying on the way there. I didn’t wanna do that!!! I am worth much more than that! This is not a place for me! Why, oh why am I not able to get a proper job here? Why is this unemployment situation so serious? Why was I so stupid that I left Prague and a job that sucked, but I had a lot of money out of it? Why did I dragged my boyfriend with me to do this change? I was sure that he only did it because he loved me and didn’t wanna disagree with me. He himself is currently in a job he hates, still looking for another one. Why, oh why???? I arrived to the mall, said hello to my coleague (very funny and nice guy, btw, glad I was working with him and not some jackass), and went to Tesco to buy something to eat for the day. On the way there I just got my cellphone out of the pocket to send a kissing smiley to my boyfriend and THERE WAS THE E-MAIL!!!
I had to stop walking and sit, my heart was pounding, I was not able to breath. I GOT THE JOB!!! In the e-mail my new boss was asking me to let him know when can I start and saying that they are looking forward to see me! I almost started crying by happiness :D I called to my boyfriend as I wanted him to be the first one to know, then called my dad and messaged my mom (she was sleeping after a night shift so I didn’t wanna wake her up with a call) and THEN called my “shoe and keys boss” to tell him that I quit immediately. He was a bit disappointed (of course, I’ve only been there for a week and didn’t really work on my own without a trainer), but of course there was nothing he could do to change my mind (not even offering more money would change it, lol), so I said goodbye to my trainer and left back home. On the way I was not able to stop smiling, I felt like an idiot :D
I arrived home, messaged everyone I promised (my family, friends and online buddies all had their fingers crossed for me, so I promised them to let them all know) and started all that paperwork that was necessary for me to quit the old job and start a new one.
It’s Saturday morning now and I have my first week in Rayfilm behind me :) I love that place, people there are very nice to me, work together very well, help me with the stuff I don’t know yet, bosses are nice too, very smart and friendly people, friendly vibe between all workers there, just like the company I worked in for 6 years back home. That makes me really really happy, because I MISS THAT OLD PLACE SO MUCH and this one is even better!!! I messaged my old boss with the info about my new job and he was happy about it :) I am pretty quick in learning new things, so I am already able to operate almost all machines I have to, including the laser cutter (THAT IS AN AWESOME THING, I will be able to cut my own labels and stickers!), still have a few things to learn, but mostly it is very similar to what I was doing before, so I only need to “refresh” the knowledge, and that is pretty easy.
I only work Monday to Friday, 7am to 3:30pm, on Fridays only to 3pm (yay!), so while we still live in Kravaře (it is about 10km far from Opava), I have to get up at 5:30 in the morning and I am back home before 5pm. Once we move to Opava (hopefully until Christmas, fingers crossed!!!) I will be able to sleep longer and be home sooner. My workout schedule needed some changes too, because I am no longer able to workout in the morning (I believe I will be able after we move), so I changed it this way:
MONDAY – Awesome Total Body
TUESDAY – day off OR some cardio, HIIT, ab challenge…
WEDNESDAY – Awesome Upper Body
THURSDAY – Awesome Lower Body
FRIDAY – day off OR some cardio, HIIT, ab challenge…
SATURDAY – Awesome Total Body
SUNDAY – day off or some cardio, HIIT, ab challenge…
Still following Nia Shanks’ AWESOME TEMPLATE, currently on my 4th round of Whole30 (day6 today, yay!) and after that will keep following Nia’s Sane and Simple Nutrition rules – paleo way (90-10 with paleo and non-paleo treats). This pretty much works for me and is very doable long term. Now that I have a job and will MAKE MONEY again, I will be able to buy the barbell I want so much soon :) AND some other stuff (I really want three or four paleo cookbooks that were released recenlty or are coming soon, these are GATHER, BEYOND BACON, AGAINST ALL GRAINS and NOM NOM PALEO COOKBOOK, there are more, but these four I want the most, haha).
I am living The Life now. I believe this is what I moved here for, this job I have, this joy I am experiencing, this happiness I have in my life right now with great job, wonderful boyfriend, good diet, strict workout plan, enjoying my free time, reading a lot, cooking a lot, loving my current life… Finally all I wanted to have has became reality. I even sleep much better lately, because I have absolutely nothing to worry or stress about. FINALLY!!! :))
Have a great weekend everybody and stay tuned for more posts, I will not neglect my blog as much ;)