Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Overdone

I had great time at the RWAustralia conference in Sydney at the weekend - it was wonderful to catch up with people, and there was the extra bonus of having my mother and sister each spend some time in Sydney with me. (Mum would have been there longer, but unfortunately had to go home after one night as Dad was ill.)

Highlights were the awards dinner, and some quiet time catching up with my friend Jennie Adams - over a plate of 'High Tea' cakes in the hotel restaurant :-) - and seeing my friend Mel Scott win the well-deserved (and very prestigious!) Emerald Award.

I got home late on Sunday afternoon, collapsed in a heap of exhaustion with a book, went to bed, and then returned to the madness that is my day job on Monday morning.

I know I've been overdoing things lately, and it's really hit me this week, with a perpetual migraine keeping me company, and constant fatigue. The day job is insanely busy, and since returning from Dallas, I have only had one weekend where I've been able to spend most of it at home.

So, I'm looking forward to this weekend. I don't have anything I have to do on either day, and if I'm really lucky I won't even go into town. And then next week, my job reverts to half-time hours - the pressure will still be on, as the work doesn't go away, but I'll have two extra days at home each week. I have some consulting work to do next month, and some marking work for the uni, but at least I don't have to drag myself in for a full-on, brain-draining day at the office every day.

1 comment:

Mel said...

I can relate to the post conference fatigue...need a few quiet weekends myself!

Still it was all wonderful and we are great writers : )