Friday, January 29, 2010

Game ON!

I did not hear the bus go by the house. Usually, that’s my cue to be heading out the door or very, very close to it.

I was right on schedule. I looked for it at the middle of town as it should have been coming toward me but I didn’t see it. Great. It looked very much like one of those days where it just wouldn’t show up. Because it is Friday and I’m exhausted. And uncaffeinated. And it’s 17 degrees.

But at the station, it did come – and almost on time. I nearly cheered.

I know my posting schedule has been erratic at best this week, due in part because I’ve been erratic at best this week. I’ve tried to at least read most of my usual blogs and event comment when I can but it’s been tough. And I can't keep up with the comments on my own blog but I'll do that soon.

I’ve been busier than a one-armed paper-hanger this week – and loving it. One of my new assignments has mushroomed into a myriad of small projects, some of which are loosely connected. (After my initial job, they asked to keep me – and for as much of my time as they could get. Humbling, that.)

There’s a huge learning curve on my part as it’s a whole new industry for me (though I did work briefly on another account several years ago, but not with work like this.) I have new colleagues to please and a new client to impress. Interesting, if not a little bit intimidating, even to an old hand like me.

I love to be challenged and busy and it’s been quite a while since I’ve been both of these for an extended period. It’s exciting and exhilarating and exhausting. Tired as I’ve been, it’s been very hard to shut my brain off at night. Funny how that works sometimes, isn’t it? You’re almost too tired to go to sleep!

Right now though, I need it to ON, really on. So it’s full speed ahead. Happy Friday, everyone!


Mama Martha said...

You're welcome to have my part of the 'shared brain' today! Don't think I'll need it. And I hope you found your word from the last post.

Vicki said...

Congrats! Sometimes I wonder what it feels like to feel challenged on the job and to enjoy that challenge. OTJ challenge for me is getting a three year old to eat food she doesn't want to eat. And I'm not excited about that challenge. I wonder if there will be a time in my life when I'm given those exhilarating challenges. I had a couple when I was active with my embroidery business, but not much. Anyway, finally I've heard someone else other than my husband's family use the one-armed paper hanger phrase!

sewwhat? said...

Yep, I think I've heard about the one-armed paper hanger, and indeed she/he must be busy. Enjoy the challenge, and it is good that you are enjoying it also!

Jayne said...

I am SO's been years since I was challenged or busy at my job.

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