I’m not sure what happened with the sudden emotional dip after returning from vacation, but I’ve been better lately. I think the emotional dysregulation is associated with my ADHD, and changing my ADHD medicine didn’t help. I thought the extended release guanfacine wasn’t going to work out, but now I think it’s working pretty well. I had a good week at work, despite being handed yet another high-priority, time-sensitive project. I was able to concentrate for long periods and get a lot of quality work done, which always helps my mood.
I feel a little better about the upcoming job interview than I did previously. I have a couple more days to prepare, so I’m studying the engineering manual detailing the job’s role and responsibilities. If I am familiar with the program elements, I might be able to speak with more confidence. Of course I also have to deal with the stupid STAR questions (“Tell me about a time when you …”) and tell them why I would be the right choice. I am much better at conversation-style interviews rather than the structured format, but I’ll be okay. In this case I have nothing to lose, because I really want the new position, but I already have a good job (even though I don’t enjoy it anymore). A change would be really good for me right now, so fingers crossed.
The next few weeks will be stressful for both work and personal reasons. On successive Mondays, I will have the job interview, a dentist appointment, and a colonoscopy. Being sedated for two out of three ain’t bad.
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I’m glad you’re feeling better, and I’m glad the medication is working a little better.
STAR questions are the worst. Everyone bullshits them, and it comes down to who can make better crap up.
I’m glad to hear that you are feeling better!! Also, I wish you the very best with your interview. :)