Tuesday, September 4

Summer Reflection 2012

I didn't mean for this to be a yearly post, but as it turns out, I've had lovely, eye opening internships for the past two years so it's hard not to write some type of a conclusion post. Last year, I talked about learning how public transportation grew to be important for me. This summer, I got to experience public transportation. I'd love to report that I was right! I rode a light rail/metro/train to work everyday and it was a fantastic experience. I didn't like that it took longer and sometimes returned me when I was late, but overall, it was worth it to not have to drive. 
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Unfortunately, I also realized that a desk job, especially a semi-busy one, makes me gain weight. I was really surprised by how much weight I have gained this summer! I'll really have to commit time to exercise in the future. 


The other thing I realized was how scary my work life is. Every year, I can look forward to new teachers and professors but when I start working... I'm going to be working, for the rest of my life. I'm sure I'll have different careers, jobs, and projects, but still. It's a very bleak one way road. 


32 comments:

  1. That picture always makes me lol. I've both gained and lost weight at my time at my desk job. Mostly gained, though. Luckily my work covers a gym membership, so that's nice. I don't care so much about the number, but I like to get myself moving (especially in winter when the only other option is snow shoveling)

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  2. I can totally relate. Working full-time in a permanent position is scary, but it does give you the freedom to do other things -- buy a car, get health insurance, afford a house, etc. It takes work to commit to an exercise plan around a full-time schedule, but I am sure that you will figure one out when you get there.

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    1. Yeah... I'm not going to not get a job because I might gain weight, but it's an issue I'm worried about!

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  3. Taking public transportation has its benefits. I would love to have a job where I didn't have to drive and sit in traffic. It's terrible. You should try to find time in the summer to work out or eat healthier so you don't gain too much weight at a desk job.

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    1. I'm trying to do exactly that right now!

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  4. Definitely know what you mean... I try to take a 10 minute walk break every few hours or so just to stretch the legs.. Im also thinking about bringing a yoga ball for a chair.. haha but don't know if it would be allowed..

    Great post

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  5. Yes, entering the workforce was a philosophical and emotional dilemma for me as well. At least in school, you were always progressing towards the next grade, but with working that's all that there is...weird! I eat light when I'm working since I don't need a lot of energy, and I have to climb 3 flights of stairs out of the trolley tunnel every day, so weight gain isn't much of a problem for me (ha, public transit actually keeps me fit)!

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  6. I never did put on the freshman 10, but man once I started my internship....I gained 10 lbs. You'll lose it in time, and yes public transport is rough ;)

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  7. Nice reflection...I know what you mean about how a desk job can affect your weight. I worked in retail before my current job and I was on my feet all day. Now that I have a partial desk job (I get to walk around to do things a few times during the day), I feel like I need to move around or I'll gain weight!

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  8. This is a nice reflection post! I'm sure the transition from student to work will come together for you when it all happens :)

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  9. Don't worry - there's definitely a light at the end of the tunnel with work, particularly if you enjoy it. I was just as apprehensive about it as you were but work has its moments

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  10. when u work a desktop, u must get on the exercise

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  11. That picture is so sad and cute at the same time. I have the same during winter, it makes me want to eat tons of chocolate and brownies, so I gain during winter.

    XO, Imke

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  12. I think as long as you love what you do, doing the same thing every year isn't quite so scary:)

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  13. Figure it this way - working full time allows you to make your own money to spend however you like during the times you aren't working. Teachers and classmates are cool and all, but it doesn't pay the rent! ;o)

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  14. You need to find other things in life that will keep it interesting, and exciting. When you start working full time you'll have money to pay for those hobbies as well. =]

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  15. i know what you mean by that..our student life is officially coming to an end..this feeling is surreal in a way..

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  16. my life is always different than the one envisioned

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  17. I'm on the public transport path again, and I must say...walking to the bus stop and checking schedules is something I have certainly not missed.

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  18. lol the first pic made me smile:) btw, I know what you mean, it is a nice thought, good luck for everything!:) xoxo

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  19. I would kill for an internship of any sort. Lucky you. :P

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  20. I just restarted working and feel I've actually lost weight. I think it's because I'm kept so busy that I don't get to snack as often or eat as much for breakfast / lunch as normal.

    Maybe the typical tips like taking the stairs vs. elevator, parking far away and walking?

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    1. I'm going to work on the 23rd floor. ...Will definitely lose weight taking the stairs!

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  21. Desk jobs are really bad for that, I have a desk job and I know how easy it could be to gain weight - especially because we also get treats brought in from our customers all the time! Yikes! I am a runner though so it's been okay-ish.

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  22. Being an adult in the 'real world' can be scary and daunting... but honestly, I love it. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  23. Desk jobs aren't very active, its true, but there are some perks to being in the workforce too. Honestly, I remember exams used to make me so nervous and I don't have those anymore!

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  24. Haha! I thought the same thing when I started working, but it's not really the rest of your life -just until retirement. ;) Besides, it makes you appreciate vacations so much more.

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  25. but you've been fat since freshman year...

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  26. nice reflection, it's good that you have one of these. I think most of us lack this aspect..
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