On the way to work today I was complaining about being so tired all the time.
"But it's not like I go to bed late!" I said. "I just don't understand. I have no energy."
My friend, car-pooling buddy and fellow A-to-Zer Elise set me straight. "Sari, you're the busiest person I know. OF COURSE you're tired. Duh." Maybe she didn't say 'duh'. She's a bit too classy for that. But it was something along those lines.
And my response? "Oh yea." Duh.
In 2010 I was a banker and I wrote and blogged in my spare time. I was miserable. I came home every day feeling completely deflated and I was starting to hate life. BUT it was good for me because it made me really think about what I want out of life, and I realised that was not going to be found in banking.
I wanted to work with books.
Within four months of that discovery I'd moved with my (freakin awesome and supportive) boyfriend from Auckland, New Zealand, to Melbourne, Australia, and enrolled in a post grad course in publishing and editing.
And now? I am ...
working full-time as a publishing assistant for Pearson,
studying part-time doing a post-grad diploma in publishing and editing with four assignments to do at the
doing an internship for Entangled Publishing reading slush and writing MS assessments (usually
a couple of MSS to read a week, sometimes more, sometimes less),
doing another internship copyediting short stories for Aurealis (an Australian sci-fi and fantasy
aaaand somewhere in between all that finding time to read, write, blog and have a life.
Obviously some of those last few have suffered - lack of blog posts in the last while being exhibit A.
I want to make it clear I'm not having a whinge. I put my hand up for all these things - possibly got a bit overenthusiastic - and I enjoy them. But it could explain why I'm feeling so exhausted all the time.
The good news is, it's Easter! And I've taken all next week off work! Yay! I can't take time off from uni assignments and internships, but at least I'll have more time to get them done, and I like reading slush anyway. It's interesting! And like Heather, the editor I intern for, says, it's like having a bookshop in your inbox. :)
I still haven't figured out what bunnies have to do with Easter,
but this one is cute so I don't care.
Looking forward to feeling energised and more time rich during my holiday.
I you so busy you're feeling drained? How do you manage your time? Do you fit everything in that's important to you, or have you had to make sacrifices?