So on Tuesday I had my first day where I was shown around and did some trainings, as well as on Wednesday when I had a training with the school nurse. Yesterday I did my first shift at the student accommodation. Except for receiving some information that will most likely change the outcome of my work situation later on, it was a good day. I feel well prepared for this position after my time at EF. The only problem for now will be learning new names and faces (in addition to having prosopagnosia) and the routines.
I still have an annoying cough though. The air at work was very dry which made it worse, so I'm gonna stock up on cough cyrups and other home remedies for my shifts this weekend. I'm going to spend the night there both on Saturday and on Sunday. Right now I am waiting for a nurse to call me back and give me some advice on what I can do. As I felt better this morning than I did yesterday evening I decided to call 111 instead of making an appointment at my GP. I just don't want to waste anyone's time without being genuinely concerned. So I spoke to a nurse who managed to rule out serious concerns and I was told a nurse would call me later to give me some advice to help me cope. I am just fed up with this and my ribs hurt from all the coughing. But apart from that I am fine.
It's "snowing" outside. The kind of thin flakes that melt when they hit the ground, thus the quotation marks. The wether keeps changing here. But I don't mind the cold. Sometimes I miss living in Dalarna or north of Sweden in general. Dry, cool air and not much wind. Here the cold is quite the opposite. It's a more wet, humid kind of cold that really gets into your bones. So in that sence I am a bit homesick. Of course there are people back home I miss even more, but I have a lot of fun things to look forward to. Me and Tom are talking about him visiting me over Easter which is in two months and shortly after that I am going to Sweden attend the wedding of a close friend. I'm going to be one of the bridesmades so I'm really excited. I spoke to a friend at work yesterday and she said that you start to feel old once your best friends start getting married, so if she is right I will feel old from the beginning of June. Who knows ^^