I love my job, but 5:45 on Monday morning came as a horrible, horrible shock to my system.
I could be very happy taking another 18 days off (or more), but yesterday afternoon after my third meeting in 2 days it occurred to me that i really wanted to blow something up; in fact i think i said, I want to set something on fire out loud. In my office that isn't cause for dialling 911, but rather Lt Com Laura replied sympathetically, You have the 12 O'Clock Shock on Thursday; you can set as many things on fire as you want.
Today i am doing training in the morning, but i have a show in the afternoon. It has been almost a month since i stood on stage and i am sitting here full of joy because i am counting the minutes.
This week's quote from Terry Pratchett's Discworld book, The Light Fantastic captures the balance i try to strike between loving my job and loving the adventures when i am off:
"The important thing about having lots of things to remember is that you've got to go somewhere afterwards where you can remember them, you see? You've got to stop. You haven't really been anywhere until you've got back home."