I haven’t been as active on social media as I have been a couple weeks ago. I am really sorry about that but I have been extremely busy! Here are the two main reasons why:
- I have a job now. I work for the Department of Food and Agriculture.
- I will say this one in Spanish. Tengo novio.
I work full days for my job, which keeps me pretty occupied. I wake up early to exercise, shower, get dressed, go to work, and eat something as I work (in the early morning when I arrive). Sometimes, I do eat before heading out of the house if I have the time. After work is my relaxation time, where I either hang out with the novio, watch Switched at Birth, Criminal Minds, or Breaking Bad, or just read other blogs and maybe comment on a blog post or two. I can’t be online 24/7. He got me into watching Breaking Bad, which I thought I’d never watch. It’s a good show but it’s crazy!
All I can say is that my life is good right now. I have a good job (especially for a young student like me), my co-workers are awesome, and mi novio and my family are very supportive of me.
Mi novio can’t believe how much I eat in a day. Trust me. The meal plans are just a general guideline. I never mention portions. When we eat, I end up eating my portion plus at least ¼ of his. When we eat out, he is even more surprised, considering the huge portions. He wonders why I am not overweight! He says I have a fast metabolism from all the running I do. Go running! Haha.
On the job side, I have to say that I love my job. My co-workers are awesome and are easy to get along with and my boss is just amazing. We all help each other out and they are all very nice. It’s a good work environment, which I like.
My boss wanted to show me the lab a week or two ago, which is a different location from our office. The outside of the lab looked really nice, considering it’s a lab. The inside was nice too. I looked around and was introduced to the workers there. My boss talked to the other scientists there as well and got some work done. Then, he took me to Dos Coyotes for almuerzo. I ordered a vegetarian burrito! It was so good! Today, a group of us went out for some Japanese food. All of us get a long and work well together, which is important in a work/office environment.
Earlier this week, a co-worker brought in donuts. As you know, I rarely eat donuts. I don’t even remember the last time I ate one was. I ended up eating a chocolate chip donut. It was so good but it was a little sweet. It was nice of them to bring them in. Gracias!
On Monday, I went out to eat with family members that work in the downtown area. We went to a local sandwich shop (walking distance from all of us). Two cousins and my uncle (the one that runs) all went to eat. One of my cousins is into nutrition and the environment and we both decided to get two different types of veggie sandwiches. We shared both sandwiches so that we could try both of them. My uncle and other cousin ordered their own sandwiches con carne. It was a nice family lunch before we all had to go back to work.
I don’t want this post to be too long. I will talk about the interview in another post. That post will also have a few interview tips based on my own personal experience. One thing I will say about the interview is that it was almost an hour long and I didn’t expect that at all. We kept talking and asking questions and the time just flew. Most interviews are no more than 15- 20 minutes.
That’s it for now.
What have you guys been up to?
Do you guys have any interview stories/tips to share with other readers?