Thursday, 9 May 2013

Whew!

Wow! What an insane two weeks! I swear that I am alive, though I'm sure it would be hard to tell by my blog, Twitter, or Facebook.

A few weeks ago, I found out that I was going to be put on a full time contract which means that for at least a few months I'll be working full time hours. This will go a long way towards helping me prepare for the the rest of the year, where hours can be a lot more scarce.

Then flooding season happened, and now I basically live at work. I worked 74 hours last week, and that's continuing into this week, and I am exhausted! But exhilarated, because I love what I'm doing and I'm having a lot of fun.

(I know that sounds horrible--- that I'm having fun while people are experiencing a disaster, but it's a different kind of fun)

(And most of the time that fun involves being nearly constantly near tears due to a combination of stress and exhaustion and still being new at my job and desperately trying not to screw up)

The adrenaline has definitely kept me going, but this week I am taking a tiny, baby step back, and while I'll still be working a lot of hours, I'm trying to make sure I have one 48-hour period in order to recharge. And maybe eat a meal that's not in bed before I pass out and maybe have a conversation with a friend that doesn't take place in my car on the way home from work.

I can't do any job well when I'm so exhausted.

But, in other good news, my apartment search is on hold for the time being. The girl I've been subletting from is moving back in but is taking our smaller bedroom, which means that I am able to stay where I am. This has been a huge load off my shoulders, as I can't imagine trying to take on an apartment search or worse, an apartment move, right now!

This post was really just to say that I'm still here, and I'm going to keep blogging, I just need to take my free hours right now and use them for sleep before anything else!