That Eight-Month Itch

This happens all the time to me. Whether it’s a job or a new boyfriend or a new hobby I’ve taken an interest in, I always get stuck in a rut at that seven to eight month mark. I get that itch, you know?

I thought with this new job allowing me to travel all the time and see new places would at least get prolonged, but due to circumstances that aren’t really the job itself and more the management behind it (I am still forced to work for the man), I’m starting to reevaluate.

Favorite meal in Iceland: lobster soup, shrimp kebabs, and whale

I don’t want to go into much detail just in case, but basically everything that we were promised for this job when we were hired is being taken away from us without reason and it is becoming increasingly frustrating and difficult to bear with. We already don’t have the travel benefits we were told we should have and when they were supposed to be given to us next month, they changed the policies making it more difficult to bring friends on our staff benefits. Since I work the long haul flights, this is a very frustrating new development that will seriously diminish morale.

Cork, Ireland: St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral

It’s also the fact that everything is starting to get repetitive. I am barely flying anymore (if anyone keeps track of my Flights page, you’ll see that I’ve only been given 1-2 trips per month for the past three months now, which is not good for my wallet) and when I do fly it’s to the same places over and over again. I love Ireland, but I would like to be able to explore other places.

Cobh, Ireland: Dock used to board the Titanic

It’s like the people based in other places are getting better treatment than my base is and it’s hard to see that, because we all work hard to help the company grow. I really do love the lifestyle and job I have and the freedom that comes with it, but with these new regulations and lack of hours, it’s like some of that freedom is being taken away. I’m not sure if I should try and stick it out for a while longer and just put this down as it being a new base and they’re still trying to work out all the kinks or if this is just the beginning of what is about to become a giant shit fest and I should just cut my losses now.

Sunset in Reykjavik, taken after walking across a frozen river very nervously

All these things happening at once is why I haven’t been writing much lately. I have stories to share about my time in Montreal, Munich, and Reykjavik, but I lost my mojo a little bit in this slump. I’ll make sure to get them up soon, probably after the New Year. 2018 will hopefully be a year full of excitement and adventure and I hope to take all of you on the ride with me!

Light show at Rockefeller Center
Light show near Rockefeller Center. Happy Holidays from mine to yours!

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