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Last night I woke up at 4 AM and all I could think about was how I needed to scoop ice cream sundaes.
This summer I started a new job working as a kitchen supervisor at the camp where I always work. I initially tried to get a job somewhere else doing something else, but then I couldn’t find another job and someone at camp approached me and offered me the job with no previous interest expressed. At this point in the summer I had figured out that I needed the money very badly so I agreed to the job and here I am.
My job involves running the kitchen when another cook is not present. This means doing anything from cooking large amounts of meat (14 kg of ground beef!) to ordering people around ("peel 250 potatoes") to doing laundry.
I enjoy my job but it can be very stressful at times. When it comes to meal times often you'll find me running around, sweating, and generally in a bad mood. Lately it's been troubling my sleep. The last couple of nights, I've woken up in the middle of the night in a panic about having to finish something on time. One night I woke up thinking that I had to put meat in the oven or dinner was going to be late. It took me a solid 5 minutes to get thinking straight and remember that it was night time and I needed to go back to sleep.
So last night I woke up at 4 AM thinking that I needed to scoop ice cream, only to discover that I was nowhere near ice cream or scooping. I think I need some kind of stress release.