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06 January 2011 @ 01:52 pm
 
Time to jump on the bandwagon for a 2011 post and a bit of a 2010 recap whilst I sit here at work munching on my fruit based lunch since I was too lazy to make anything proper this morning...


Uh anyway.
So. Christmas was same as always, family affair, my uncles family came down from Marlow and we all hung out on boxing day as is customary. Nothing too interesting this year since i was terribly lack luster in coming up with ideas for christmas presents. But I did get a sweet 22" TV/moniter from my parents for my soon-to-be-PC (if the case ever materialises in the post....).

Spent new years and pretty much half a week either side down in London where much spackery commenced.

And now, back to work like per normal. Where I am the most multipurpose administrator ever, having already fixed a door this week >:O! (I swear this stuff wasn't in my job description).

SO ANYWAY. A BIT OF A RECAP.

 ~ Pretty much all of the first half of 2010 was taken up with my final two terms of university and finishing off my degree.

~ Handing in my dissertation in March was probably one of the most satisfying feelings ever. 

~ I worked for three weeks in a secondary school which was interesting.

~ I consequently skived off early one day from school to go with my housemates and get our results, which is probably the best feeling of relief this year! 

~ I had my left bottom wisdom tooth extracted, and so had my first general anaestetic which was... weird.

~ I applied for NATS, which is the National Air Traffic Services, didn't get through the second round of testing. Depending on how it all goes I can reapply next year in summer.

~ I got a job! After spending two months looking for one, I got my first invite for an interview, and got the job, awww yeah. And it's turned out to be enjoyable, and probably given me an extremely unrealistic view of office work since this is far far from your average work environment. I get on well with everyone and it's been pretty fun so far! No signs of getting the sack for the time being, this job with Rocktime will last until september, so a year to save some money, get a reference and hopefully go into something not office-related.

~ Best bit of luck for 2010: someone was handing around an avaiation magazine at my dads work and he noticed an advert for a sponsorship pilot training with Flybe, photocopied it and bought it back home. Sent off an application for it the day after, made it into the next interview stage, and made it through that one too, so from 200+ applicants I am down to the last 16. My next interview is on the 11th of January, then it will go down to 10, then after that there will be a final interview to get it down to the last 6. I've spent the past week revising the company, the planes etc etc. Wish me luck!


Hopes for 2011:

Get fitter - I wasn't bad at the tail end of university and even did some running over summer, but all this sitting around in an office and not getting back home until after dark is making me feel lethargic. Already changed my diet and cut out snacking, going to aim starting running again once or twice a week over the weekend until the weather improves, then if I'm still at Rocktime I'll start cycling to and from work. Saves money and gets me healthier. YEAH!

Get back into a sport of some kind - Biking/airsofting or badminton again, not sure. I used to do rock climbing indoor & out and would love to do that again but sadly there's nobody around here who I could ask to come with me and it really is a two person hobby. Am hoping to go airsofting next weekend, can't wait!

If I don't get the flybe sponsorship I would like to save up some money this year for potential relocation for a job slightly more intune with my interests, but I've got my fingers crossed over the First Officer training position!



In other news I have my Class 1 JAR Aviation medical tomorow. Here's hoping I dont have some kind of horrific underlying heart condition, and if I do I'm gonna be super sad I paid £330 to find it!
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Aeyzeaeyzu on January 8th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
pfft most of this stuff happened before you even went to japan!


Also yes. I have nothing cool to blog about like some people /cry
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