Saturday, 12 January 2013

What I'm loving this week

My first week at work has been good. Really good, actually. Despite waking up at 5am every morning (or 7 on Tuesday),  commuting for an hour and a half, training for 9 hours and commuting again, I'm enjoying myself. 

This job is different form almost every job I've ever had (with the exception of being an RA) because I'm receiving two weeks of training before starting. Once I start work, I'll be working 12-hour shifts, overnight or days, alone. So I am enjoying the chance to get to know my fellow trainees and the rest of the organization. 

Some things that have been making my week great: 

This song by the Avett Brothers:


I heard it for the first time on Friday Night Lights (obvs..when can I go for more than a week without mentioning FNL?) and it is the perfect song for introspective train rides home, when I am in the weird semi-delusional state of being both really tired and pretty hungry. It is also good for making up dramatic stories in my head about my fellow commuters. 

Coffee:

I spent Wednesday learning about nuclear fission. My job is neat. 
Fun fact: Second Cup is almost $2 cheaper than Starbucks, (probably because they don't charge for lactose-free milk) and it tastes almost exactly the same. Also, there are three Starbucks within two minutes from my office. I am not used to city life. 

Early morning light:


My train ride in is almost completely dark. Ditto for my train ride home. But as I am walking to the office, the sky is just beginning to get light, and in those moments I'm happy I'm working in Toronto (as opposed to resentful that I couldn't find a job in Ottawa)

 Comfy-Business Casual:

Thanks goodness for business casual. Most of this week, I've been alternating between grey dress pants and my Gap Really Skinny pants, with cardigans and scarves (I am always cold, it seems). Yesterday, since I was meeting a friend for dinner after work, I wore the Lilly Pulitzer dress I got in Florida for the first time. 


It's great because it's kind of stretchy so it's super comfortable. I wore it with tights and a cardigan and the amazingly comfortable flats recomended by Kaitlyn at kaitastrophical

Here's hoping I find even more things to love about Toronto next week!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a busy life, I'm glad you're finding happiness in the little things! That is one of the biggest keys to success.

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  2. Oh, and that dress is super amazing.

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    1. I know, right? I was so hesitant to buy it because I already own so many dresses, but it's perfect. The Lilly dresses I own are all bright and super cute for summer, but a bit much for work (esp. in government), so this one is wonderful :)

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  3. yea! I'm glad things are working out with your job. I bet you feel so relieved that it's going well.

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    1. I really am! To be fair, there are a lot of things I am less than happy with, but I'm finding that a positive attitude is making a HUGE difference! :)

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  4. Your job sounds really interesting! Is it science-related? I also LOVE that time in the morning when the sky is just starting to get lighter and the lights are so bright. That picture made me so homesick (I'm in France right now)... Toronto is full of magic moments like that!

    P.S. So glad to hear you tried out the flats and liked them!! They are seriously the best. It makes wearing flats 100x better :-)

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    1. It's emergency management-related, which means I need to have a good understanding of the science behind disasters, which is super-cool (in my opinion).

      I have almost an obsession with light, maybe because it's so hard to capture. I love how it transforms ordinary scenes like that! :)

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  5. Hey! just found your blog - another Canadian! :)

    I love that dress you posted..
    I'm always in coffee shops and starbucks..though I agree Sbucks is preeeetty pricey!

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    1. Thanks! I love finding other Canadian bloggers too, and I really like your blog :)

      It IS expensive, and I find it so hard to justify, but I can't stop! Having coffee makes such a huge difference in my day :)

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  6. Love that dress, it looks super cute -- and comfy :)

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