I’ve always been a little superstitious. This is why I like to keep some things secret because I think that if everyone knows then they’ll jinx it. Despite this I think that that is a whole load of hooey, now.

I had an interview to be a digital content intern at a business media company called UBM a couple of weeks ago. The position was to be held for 6 months and paid. I told quite a few people about this interview. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it which, because of my superstitious self, I thought was because I told too many people. However, they did give me a link to a recruitment agency and a lady called me a couple of weeks ago offering a position as a PA (personal assistant) at the Shard.

For those that don’t know, the Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe. It’s literally going to be the highlight of London in a couple of years and so far, there are already office spaces, a high class restaurant and public viewing galleries offering a 360 degree view of London. In a couple of week two more restaurants are going to open and they’re going to have a five star Shangri-la hotel around July (the first in Europe) and really cool residences.

It’s all so exciting and I would LOVE to work there. When I went for my interview last week we were on the 23rd floor and the view was astonishing. I didn’t tell that many people about my interview, so I thought, “Okay, I’m totally going to get it!”. Silly superstitious Chynna. My employment advisor called me to say I didn’t get the position and I was so disheartened and also realised that my superstitions were very stupid. However, I got another call this afternoon that the director was still semi considering me and now I’ve got another interview for Wednesday!

I also have an interview tomorrow to be either a food runner (basically a waitress) at a restaurant called Aqua in the Shard or a receptionist for their branch in Regent Street. So many interviews and I am actually pissing it. I was so nervous for my one last week and I think it showed and now I have two this week. Fingers crossed I get something!

There’s also news of an opportunity to work at an architect firm doing admin work as well blogging for them and other social media management which is something that I’m really good at and done before but I’m not sure what is happening with that. My employment advisor said she’d let me know whatever happens with that but it sounds pretty good as well.

In the meantime, I’ve been working on my writing which is something that I haven’t done in ages because I’ve been so busy with university. It feels good to be writing and blogging again. I’ve missed it a lot.

I’ve also been able to catch up on my TV shows – I finally caught up with Game of Thrones just in time to watch the new episode that came out yesterday. I am still in shock of what happened in that episode, though. I was fully not expecting it. At all. My friends and I are in deep mourning and I am not exaggerating in the slightest.  x_x I also started watching Hannibal which I LOVE, despite Hugh Dancy’s bizarre American accent. I’ll forgive him, though, because he is actually English. Hannibal is such a charismatic man, like I can’t even. Every time someone goes to his house, though, I find myself shouting at my screen that they’re about to be served human organs. Sigh. I am so glad that it’s been renewed for a second season.

Also, in the past two days I have whizzed through 2 seasons and a Christmas special of Downton Abbey. Initially when I first saw it being aired I didn’t think it would be my thing but I decided to take the plunge and Jesus, this show is amazing! It’s very character driven so you end up falling in love with most of the characters and when anything bad happens to them you feel so torn up. Or at least I have. I don’t think I’ve shouted more at my screen in these past two days. I started season 3 today and I’m already on episode 4. I’m not even ashamed.

I also started reading Fight Club the other day, which I’ve nearly finished. I’ve already watched the film, so I know the surprise at the end but the book is really well-written and I would definitely recommend it.

Other than those life updates, I haven’t much else to say! Wish me luck in my interviews, though


  • Sakura

    Ahh… Sad to hear that you didn’t get the jobs. Don’t worry.It’s definitely not superstition; it’s normal to fail interviews. I also failed a lot of interviews before I get my first job offer. Don’t be in a rush to find a job. It’s more important to find a suitable job than to get a job fast but you don’t like the job scope.

    Lastly good luck!

  • Meaghan

    Thanks for tagging me! I’ll do it for my next blog. 🙂

    I’ve never been a superstitious one, but I think my parents are LOL. And a lot of my friends are. They think they’ll jinx something just by talking about it, so they’ll knock on wood just in case. It gets annoying at times lol.

    Wow, you’re really lucky that they’re considering you. It sounds like such an honor! I really hope you get the job. 🙂 Good luck at the interviews!

    I have never seen Game of Thrones, but people tell me how good it is! I need to watch it! But I don’t know where I can watch it for free online. And they don’t have it on Netflix. 🙁

    Good luck, again! 😛

  • Holly

    It’s shame you didn’t get the internship but a job at the Shard sounds very exciting. Best of luck for the second interview. You must have impressed them the first time around to be invited back so you really shouldn’t feel disheartened. God, I celebrate getting an interview like I would if I had got the job. Interviews are great learning experiences and it also means that you must have done something right in the first place.

    I loved having so much free time when I finished uni for the year. Then I got a job and now I seem to waste the precious free time that I do have. Make the most of it while you can, that’s what I say. 🙂

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