Days 42-44: Getting into a Routine

So I’ve been talking about this for the past, oh, I don’t know, 5 blog posts, but I’m FINALLY on a real schedule and working 5 days a week. Here’s my midweek check-up for you guys! No pictures, sorry.

Day 42: Sunday, 10/19/2014

After doing nothing over the weekend, I was eager to get into a groove. Today was a fairly normal day at work. I surfed the web, looking for new content for us to potentially post. I love that my job constantly needs me to be searching around the internet. It’s really cool. Nothing super interesting to report about today though, to be honest.

After work, I went home and arrived just in time to avoid a random DOWNPOUR. Seriously. I was making myself a late lunch, and all of the sudden, it’s pouring outside. My roommates all came home soaking wet. While I felt kind of bad, I couldn’t help but laugh. In order to fully enjoy our rain day, the four of us got in pajamas and walked to buy ice cream. We ate and listened to 90’s music for the evening. Loved it.

Day 43: Monday, 10/20/2014

Today was an unusual day for me at work. Instead of sitting around all day on the web, I went out and watched some of our trainers in action! Today’s talk was to a Masa program called “Israel Teaching Fellows,” where the participants spend 10 months in Israel teaching Israeli students. I’ve known a few people who have done this program, and it was one of the reasons why I chose to do a Masa program. So we hopped in the car and headed to Jerusalem!

The trainers spoke to the ITF participants about how to best keep the attention of their students and how to effectively plan their lessons. It was super interesting to see the information I’d learned about being taught to others. There were 6 trainers, and I was able to walk around and listen to 5 of them. A few times, some of the Masa coordinators gave me dirty looks for walking in and out of rooms, clearly not realizing that I was not on their program. Sorry…? Not at all, actually.

I arrived back at the office at 6pm, a super long day (I actually slept on the car ride back). My bus then proceeded to be 45 MINUTES late. I finally got home at around 7:15, ready to get into pajamas and go to bed (I’m still not feeling well, either, so that didn’t help).

Day 44: Tuesday, 10/21/2014

I loved work today. No seriously, I LOVED it. It was just one of those days where everything went my way. I was able to create this awesome infograph for the company, which the CEO loved and sent out to all the employees. He said, “This is how we should be getting information out!” I was elated. I then shared the content on all of our social media sites. I was super proud. Yay me! Feel free to check out all of our social media sites! Mostly everything that’s posted is done by me 🙂

Later that night, we had an enrichment, aka an activity with the rest of the group. I hadn’t seen anyone except my roommates (and random people who stopped by my apartment) in almost a week, so I was excited to see them. The activity was sponsored by a company called Arvut, which specializes in mediation and peaceful talks over harsh confrontations. We split into groups of 6-8 people and spoke “from the heart, not the head,” whatever that means. I actually enjoyed the activity, but I think some people did not take it as seriously as they should have. Not going to share what we talked about, as it was pretty private stuff being shared.

Afterwards, I went out to dinner with Deborah, Lindsey, and Lea. We were craving Thai food, but the wait was 2 hours. Umm, no thank you. We found a cafe on Rothschild Blvd called “Cafe Louise.” It was delicious! I ordered kadaif, which is some kind of Arabic cheesy noodle dish. Amazing. I also ordered a chocolate soufflé, which may have not been the best idea due to my stomach issues I’d been having, but hey, it was worth it. We stayed talking to each other for a few hours and had a lovely time. I wasn’t feeling super well after stuffing myself, so I went to bed when I got home.

I woke up feeling horrible. I think I have some kind of stomach virus. Sticking to the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apples, and toast) from now on. Will fill you in on the next fews days later!

-Girl in Israel 🙂

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