I won’t even lie, the last few weeks have been ROUGH at work. I turned down TWO new jobs in another office. There would have been money and there would have been a title. But I wasn’t sure there would be happiness.
At the same time, I got reassigned to a new job. Still having to do current job, because it’s way too high profile and hectic for me to walk away and have a cut and dry transition. So two busy jobs at the same time has meant extra hours and WAY too much extra stress.
I actually never went to bed last Thursday night, melting down in the middle of the night at the Frio. Bad news. I had to work Thursday and Friday while I was supposed to be off. I was able to relax Saturday and Sunday, but Monday snuck up on me.
Monday was especially crazy because I had two presentations to write for Wednesday morning. I didn’t get to work on them, so that bumped to Tuesday and one of them didn’t get finished until Wednesday morning. It wasn’t procrastination, I was just too busy! And it didn’t help that I didn’t find out about one of them until I got the agenda! Meetings started Tuesday at noon and lasted until today at one. Non-stop the whole time. And then there was the after work happy hours and dinners. And GASP! I did drink. I never drink. And I stayed up very late.
The meetings, the presentations, and the time with my coworkers from all over the state was amazing. I got a few HUGE pats on the back in front of hundreds of people. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I even teared up when my big boss honored me in one of his presentations. I’ve always felt unappreciated in most of my efforts with work and extracurriculars, so I was overwhelmed when I was recognized.
I’m hoping that when I return to the office, the happiness and enthusiasm sticks around. I am trying to gear up for the new duties and try to wean myself off the old. Rest, restore, rejuvenate. Hopefully this is the beginning to a more important role that is less stressful!