Royal Blue

Thoughts of a writer, wife, mother, PhD, sister, crafty chick, program coordinator, homeowner, culture vulture, bibliophile, and blogger.
Monday, March 22, 2004
Not So Good Week

Last week I didn't blog at all because it was incredibly stressful.

I had 3 events happening 3 days in a row at work. I was basically in charge of all 3 of them, with some support from coworkers. Still, it was high stress. Although everything turned out beautifully, I really felt I pushed myself too hard in making everything come off just right.

I had a bit of a meltdown in front of my boss (again!) after the final event on Wednesday.
Note to self: don't talk with your boss at the end of a long day about the demands of your job. Nothing good will come of it.

Actually, that's not true. She's highly sympathetic about everything that I'm going through and thinks I'm doing a great job. She gets me staffing help when I need it.

But still, it's not always easy now....big changes will happen in the fall when the new academic year starts and next year will be much, much better. This year has been all about a learning curve.

By the end of last week, I was feeling run down and fighting off a cold virus. I took Friday afternoon off and slept and rested. I took it easy this weekend and got back on my feet.

I did a lot of thinking over the weekend about my job and came to some clarity. It's the old "attitude is everything" adage about using your attitude to combat stressful or difficult situations. I also came up with some good, solid suggestions for my boss and I know she'll be receptive to them.

No matter how stressful it gets, I know I can basically talk to her about anything and everything and that makes all of this craziness worth it.

Over the weekend we had some really nice family time. Going home and chilling out with Ed and the kids makes me realize what's really important. Cliche or not, it's true for me.

Also, as I have said in earlier posts, spring is my very favorite season.

We're just starting to see signs of it. It restores my soul. It makes me happy.

It's also a reminder that 'this, too, shall pass' and work will be more balanced.

All will be well. Just give it time.


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