15 September 2012
A TREE, LIFE AND OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT LIKE LONDON
This is one of my views everyday. I sit on a bench or stand, waiting for the bus to come and take me to my internship. Sometimes there's this woman who, for some odd reason, races me to the bus stop because she really wants to get the last seat. Sometimes I get a seat and stay there until the bus arrives. Other times I sit but then stand up because an old man arrives, holding a cane and looking tired. This old tired man usually refuses at first, but then I insist because I know he wants to sit, and, predictably, he always accepts my offer. I'm sad that, even though this isn't the prettiest view I have throughout my daily journey to my internship, this is the only one I can photograph because there's no window between us, impeding me from taking a decent picture.
On a completely different note and relating to the part of 'Life' on the title, yesterday I got a call from a national newspaper I sent my CV to, applying for an internship. They wanted to give me a spot in the newspaper and I forced myself to tell them I had already somewhere else because I didn't think they were going to call me back. He said he'd only got the application last week (the person I sent it to was on holidays and I didn't know she was going when I sent it) and asked if what I was doing was an internship. I replied yes and he told me to call him when this internship ended. After we finished the call, all I could think of was 'I need to find a way to do this internship too, I need to find a way to still get the money I need for London so that I can take this opportunity'. With that in mind, I went online when I finally got home and started looking for part time weekend jobs. I found one in a café and sent them an email straight away, asking if they had already filled in the position. Today they replied early in the morning saying that no, they hadn't and told me to send them my CV. So, that's it, I sent it and now I must wait for someone to tell me something. I'm so nervous because I need this to work. I need this part time job so I can do the internship and still go to London in March, as planned. I don't want to have to give up the internship or delay my moving date either! Other than all of this, life has been pretty tame. Now I'm going out to the mall with my sister, we're going to Primark and Starbucks - life is (not) so glamorous most of the time...