The First Week 😅

Commuting. A word people have always used in passing, but I never understood the pure horror of until Tuesday morning when I woke up at 8:15 for my 45-minute commute to work. It would probably be a lot more miserable if I didn’t like work, but luckily I do so I’ll call the commute bearable instead of pure claustrophobic horror. I think I would probably feel better about it, but on Tuesday I thought it would be a good idea to walk up the 175 step spiral staircase in Russell Square and I was very close to having a heart attack. Okay I’m being dramatic I’m sorry. I am from a relatively small city where everyone drives, so I am not quite used to public transportation. Today was not so bad because I stood by some small British schoolchildren on the way home and heard them talk about soccer. They think Italy and Belgium are a joke when they play together and both of them never have a chance of holding the Euro cup. But they said France has a pretty good shot, though.

A school in Chiswick 

Anyways, even though I am researching a lot of things about gardening/painting/building, I am really enjoying my job! On July 5th, Works4U is facilitating a “challenge” on Heron’s Way for 90 Disney employees. This is pretty exciting because Disney is probably the most recognizable thing about Florida besides the relative insanity of the people in my state (follow https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan for more info). I have a lot of work leading up to the challenge such as making how to do lists for gardening/painting/building places in the facility. I also have to use these lists to compile a supply list and then order the items I need online. Everything I have to do would probably be easier if I have ever gardened, painted, or built things in my life, but I have not. Well, my internship will certainly be a learning experience to say the least. I hope the Disney folks appreciate my American spelling on all the how to do lists I made for them (just kidding but it is not okay they spell tire as tyre).

 



  • It is great to hear that you’re enjoying your internship! I agree that commuting can suck sometimes and definitely even more so if you’re walking up all those stairs at Russell Square. But it is good that you are making the most out of your trip – people observing can be really fun and tell you a lot about the city. And on the bright side, at least you know that commuting by the Tube mean you won’t be stuck in traffic and it’ll take approximately the same amount of time to get to work each day!


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