I have some spare time (since whooooopieeeeeeeee I don't have any exams to redo anymore) and since all my friends are studying/working I decided to look for a little summer job (for 10 days - can I even call that a summer job?!!). I just took the first thing I came accross, which is a summer job in a CAMPING. Since it's only for 10 days I decided to take it, and OH MY let me tell you about it.
First of all, this is my FIRST real work experience. I have 'worked' for several years as a sailing teacher during summer but come on, that is NOT WORK!!! That is getting paid to do what you like.
When I started university unfortunately I always had loads of exams to redo in summer, so last years I barely had any vacation, and certainly no real summer job.
Oh and you want to know what I'm doing?
I'm baking fries, sausages, hamburgers and other REALLY BAD STUFF I would never eat. And trust me after you have worked in a chips/fries stand you will NEVER EVER eat fried food again. It's terrible to say that I have not tasted one thing I'm selling to all these people. It's the least I could imagine myself doing as a summer job, and I can tell you now I would not last one month. I'm counting the days till next Thursday - when I'll have my life back.
What I discovered about working in the catering industry
- your feet hurt. I can barely walk when I'm done working
- the hours are INSANE. Like 11 till 11 with half an hour break insane.
- you have no social life. It's impossible to meet up with any of your friends or even respond to text messages because during the day you're too busy and at night all you want to do is sleep.
- you are getting yelled at A LOT.
- the kitchen/floor/pots/plates/..... are NEVER clean enough. And you have to know I'm known in my family and with my friends for being 'the tidy one'
I like it for now because it's ENTIRELY TOTALLY 100% different from anything I have ever done (or imagine I will ever do) so it's a fun experience. I have gained a lot of respect for people in this industry, because the hours are so insane and it's really hard work, just to please some person who wants to eat a meal.
Well that's enough catching up, I'm dying to go to sleep. Tomorrow is another day of baking fries and loads of hamburgers. Fun times.
ps. Yes, I'm only doing it for the money. Being the poor student that I am, I can use my paycheck to buy some Tiffany?Isabel Marant? LV? Chloé? Cartier? Decisions, decisions.....
From now on I will NOT PUBLISH comments that only ask for following (and only that). I'm getting all these comments that say:
- 'Wanna follow each other? xxxxxxxxx'
- 'Follow me I follow you' <3
- 'I love your blog. Let's follow each other'
- 'INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW ME!!!!!
- 'blog of xxxxxx TWITTER INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK BLOG PASSPORT DRIVING LICENSE ADRESS YEARBOOK' (you get the picture, right)
- ..... and so on and so on and so on
I'm sure you have all been getting these comments, but personally I'm getting really tired of them. I don't post that much, so I guess some of you that are more regular bloggers are getting even more of them! When I started blogging I can't remember one single comment like this but now the whole blogsphere is full of it. What happened to ACTUALLY READING other people's blog and try to write a nice comment about the post you have seen? Blogging is not my job, so I'm not desperate for many followers (that just follow me because I follow them), I'd rather have 2 REAL followers than 5000 that don't bother to read my blog THANK YOU VERY MUCH :)
Of course I have also written comments on other blogs that I may not have liked that much but I hoped that they would come take a look at mine. I bet every single one of you did that. Like I'm 100000% sure. But I always read the post and try to make a nice comment (except when I really don't like a post, then I won't bother and write NOTHING instead of 'follow me'). I also have no problem WHATSOEVER with you leaving your blog address or asking me to follow you (in a polite way), if you comment on the post that you (supposedly) just read (or if you have something really cool to tell me but it has nothing to do with my post OF COURSE you can tell me :p). But honestly if you write something like 'follow me' (even in a polite way), I probably won't do it, just because I think you shouldn't ask for followers but you should gain them.
Ok. That's the end of my rant, but I really needed that off my chest :)
So come on, who dares to write a comment .... :)
ps and to end on a positive note, here is a beautiful, happy picture!
Lately I have A HUGE addiction to fitspo. Pardonnez-moi le mot?!!! Fitspiration - simply put: pictures of girls that have insane bodies, food that is superhealthy but still looks delicious, workout motivation, shots of stylish Nike shoes and so on. These pictures are supposed to 'help' you to get to your goal and believe me, it works. When I want to eat a brownie but I have looked at some fitspo before I WILL NOT EAT that brownie! Because if I do I can almost feel those pictures saying to me: "you will never look like me unless you put that brownie down RIGHT NOW". I have been on the healthy-eating train my whole life (I try to eat loads of vegetables and fruits, use only natural ingredients, I don't do fastfood,..) but lately I'm a lot more concerned about what I put into my body (E-numbers etc). And altough I know there is still a lot of work (I mean, like A LOT) to do until I will look like something that comes even close to these pictures I'm hoping that someday I will get there...
Fitspo is not in any way the same as thinspo (pictures of very skinny girls). I know there is a whole (Tumblr) world out there that promotes looking as skinny as possible, but that's not at all what fitspo is about. The goal is to 'tone' yourself - making sure you can see muscles (like abs) but not too much ofcourse (no bodybuilder-women!!)
Now I suggest you put down whatever unhealthy food you're eating when looking at this post, because believe me, you will regret every bite... :)
Going to make some posts about healthy eating + workouts soon, so stay tuned!!
I do not own any of the pictures on this blog. The use of the pictures is for inspiration only. There are pictures from many different websites, and I always try to mention my sources. If there is a picture that is yours without credit, please contact me and I will put you as a source or delete the image from my blog.