I had my interview today!! It went well I think. It was strange because it was not really an 'interview' per say. Instead I met Rita (volunteer coordinator) talked to her about London Friend, their services, and showed me around the very small building. Then I met Frances (the boss) and we talked more specifics of what is expected of me and what we both hope to get out of this experience. Both were very nice older lesbian women...part of me feels right at home. It sounds like I will be doing a lot of admin work, copying, filing, sorting what not, but they also want me to get hands on experience so I can sit in on some of the groups and go with them on outreach programs. They are not quite sure all of what they want me to do yet, since they haven't had an intern like me for this period of time before. But it looks like they are flexible with time, so some work days can be switched around (meaning traveling on Friday's could be a reality!). But of course work is more important and I will put my full effort into all of the tasks assigned. I am excited, it is small, but seems fairly laid back, I can dress casual, actually they asked me to dress casual (because of the lower income clientele) and everyone working there or volunteering identifies with the LGBTQ community...I've never been in an environment where that was true before.
Anywho, on Monday I was assigned three new projects...yuck. I haven't really in all honesty done much work this semester, but now is the time that everything is assigned and due, pretty lame, but it must get done. I have a couple papers, presentations and a final all in the next week. Tuesday I did a presentation on Unemployment in the UK, pretty successful I must say, chatted for a bit, showed a video, went through my powerpoint, I'd like to think mine wasn't as dry as some others, but who am I to really judge that.
I skipped my morning field trip today because of my interview, I heard it was all right, but I didn't miss too much, I'm not even sure where they went. But this afternoon, after my interview, I changed from my interview skirt to trousers so I could be appropriate for the Sikh temple we went to in Southhall. We ate food, got a little tour, talked to a Sikh man, went into the main hall and listened to music (music plays all day long in the front of the room). It was a bit of a trek away, so I was pretty ready to come home.
Now I need to figure out food, thought hard about going to spin class, but I think I will pass tonight (I know I know I should go, I like it so much and I always feel good after but because of timing and my very low energy level I think I will treat my body to the couch tonight) there is always tomorrow morning!!
Make sure to read my next blog......SCOTLAND time!