Life Now

This time last year, I just moved in to my new place (a service apartment as my friend used to say), busying myself with concept maps, thesis consultations and writing endless drafts.

This time this year, I'm adjusting (now a bit well-adjusted) to my new place, new work, new life.

I see it as a routine now. Getting up late in the morning, skyping with mom, although sometimes I end up staring at the screen because we both have nothing to say. Then I would eat a not-so healthy breakfast that consists of water, milk, or iced coffee, and an assortment of bread. Still with the Skype on, I take a shower and my mom waits for me. I get ready for work, dry my hair, the works.

If I wake up extra early, I still make it to the noon mass at the church nearby. Otherwise, I hurry to the office and grab anything at the healthy buffet for lunch.

Working as an editor means being in charge of several pages or sections of the newspaper. For me, I treat my pages as my babies. You take care of the news and choose what's best for those pages assigned to you. You read and re-read, re-write. You choose pictures that elicit emotions. It involves a lot of patience and energy because you deal with deadlines by the hour.

Break time is at dinner time,  although it may also be spent wisely by reading proofs (or in my case, watching Grey's and DC Cupcakes in the office cafeteria haha!). When the paper comes out the following day, keep your fingers crossed, it's time to pray, panic and scramble for all the possible errors and wish that you still have a job the next day.  That's life now. It's September, so time to start my countdown to December (and ze birthday!) :)

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