I've never been excited to adopt a potentially uneven tan without the lure of fieldwork - it is the backbone of knowledge acquisition, as this industry knows it. 2.5 weeks in, I commenced a new week feeling extremely haggard, yet more confident in my abilities to handle on-site situations.
Would my position be in jeopardy? Would I only acquire 13 days of experience in spite of the treacherous commuting conditions?
I felt defeated, needless to say, for the various sources of incoming information were inconsistent. Yet, the one breaking their back to make it work was me.
Similar stressful situations have arisen in the past, primarily from those that lack foresight, those incapable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously, those failing to comprehend the scale of individual project tasks, or, the worst of them all, those that fall within all the above.
Appending to these woes was the revolting weather forecast (no rain and constant humidity!!) and daily collisions on the QEW or Burlington Skyway, resulting in delays up to and exceeding 90 minutes. The worst part of all: I'd be redoing it all over the following day without fail.
It worked, but its impacts were short-lived.
The book was $29.99, which was neither pricey nor economic as current inflation rates stand. I halted acquisition of it, for I am even less a reader of books than I am a player of games. I would later resort to obtaining the text online, an endeavour in which I ultimately proved success.
The sleepy polar bear's efforts to resolve my rants were in vain, for lack of organized thoughts and constraints for time do not pair well. For items beyond my control, the suggestion was "acceptance" and "release". I heard it as a milder variation of escaping current circumstances than confronting them - a form of crippling discouragement rather than empowerment.
I braced for combat, perceiving the threat as negative energy.
In reality, it was a recommendation to leave certain things imperfect, for my own standards can be far higher than those of standard citizens, that "thinking less" would be advantageous to thinking more about meeting standards that didn't exist. However, the true intentions were not learned of until much later, when the need for urgent care has passed.
It was ridiculously vibrant, as the chain had advertised, but absolutely horrid with the inclusion of orange. The fixed sugar level was too sweet, and the beverage was one-dimensional, lacking depth while extending a bland palate brimming with the essence of compost and fruit discard.
Not even lemon juice, ice, or Ribena could salvage the monstrosity. The Yogurt variation had been much, much better.
1) Hulk Krispies with Almonds
Two boxes of shriveling blueberries stared me squarely in the with every crack of the refrigerator door. It wasn't until the arrival of the weekend that I set out to construct the muffins with an almond crumble topping à la Sunday Baking.
As a final note, it is advisable to use sweet, ripe blueberries, for these muffins rely heavily on the quality of fruit.
My fourth time revisiting this recipe takes the form of a Coffee Japanese Cheesecake. Frankly, I'd love to call it "Soufflé Cheesecake", but its denseness steers away from this declaration.
Utilizing the remainder of a partially mouldy, forgotten block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, I set out to craft the mini cake while incorporating the richness of roasted coffee. I didn't succeed in our household's LMS favourite, though it was delicious nonetheless, despite offering little to no structure on the first two days.