Friday, September 28, 2007

A year gone by...

To blog or not to blog?
I thought I'd give it up.... so much to do, so little time to do it...blah, blah (stop sleeping so much and you'll have ample time). But tonight I've managed to score some quality computer time (husband moved his butt from the computer chair to the couch to watch footy on TV)... and I've been browsing through all my fave blogs and have been re-inspired to keep at it. I've always thought writing down your thoughts was a very effective method of debriefing and clearing all the mush from your brain. That - and the fact it was exactly 12 months ago that I started blogging after an impressive burst of enthusiasm to get fit.

So it's been a month since my last post, I've been slowly finding my way at work with my new job. I'm enjoying the challenge but still feel like I have a Learners-permit stapled to my forehead. Some days I get overwhelmed with all the things flying through my noggin, and for the first time in my life I have had trouble sleeping because my mind won't rest when my eyes close at night time. That has been hard for me, I'm the kind of person that usually has a brain 'on/off' switch allowing me to put all my thoughts on hold so I fall asleep within 20 seconds of my head hitting the pillow. Laying there thinking about work stuff has knobs on it. I now know why husband gets insanely frustrated trying to settle to sleep -he uses the TV to channel his overactive thoughts elsewhere. I'm sure it'll wear off and It's all part of the transition of a new position.

The one bonus of being a boss is I can hire and fire (... well sort of). My 17 year-old niece from the city needed a job (and we needed nursing assistants), so she has moved up here and started work at the hospital. I was a bit worried that she'd hate it - (because lets face it, the clientele can be somewhat challenging in every way imaginable!!) However it's been quite the opposite. She came here with such a positive attitude, willing to give anything a go & I think she's really enjoying it. She's doing a fantastic job, and I love having her around. Its like having a younger version of my sister here.

Its a long weekend this weekend.... and guess what? I get long weekends in this job.... yeeehaar!


Melissa said...

I've missed you!

New jobs or unfamiliar projects do the same to me - it's very hard to turn the thoughts off when my head hits the pillow. But so far it's always passed, and I hope you're back to dropping off to sleep in 20 seconds very soon.

Sue said...

So glad to see you back.
Its a bummer about the sleep thing, I remember that you could sleep through just about anything!Love the idea of being able to hire/fire anyone, what power you now have.............

Drea said...

Thanks for the welcome back guys :o)

Mel - I'm hoping my sleepless stage passes like yours, fingers crossed.

Hi Sue! yeah I could sleep through anything, I'm sure I'll be back to doing that in no time...yawn...Zzzz

Jo said...

Nice to see you back!
Love the 'tidy' up you have had...the butterflies were pretty, but lollies...YUM.

Have fun with can be the big sister instead of Aunty.

Jo x