It’s interesting this blogging lark. Somedays I find I have nothing to say, others too much. I have the usual head full of clutter at the moment. I started my new job a fortnight ago and have had a very interesting and enjoyable two weeks in Auckland coming to grips with it.
I am pretty exhausted, I didn’t take a gap between the old job and the new which was a bit silly I guess. I came home from Auckland last weekend but had my wonderful cousin Rob visiting from the UK so we spent a lot of time catching up.
I imagine I will hit the wall soon if I’m not careful as it has been ‘all go’ as they say.
I’ve been enjoying the changes that come with a new job. Some are big such as new colleagues, new role and so on. Whereas some are small, I have only worn a tie once in the last three weeks!
When working from Auckland I live in an apartment downtown. This enables me to leave a load of gear in Auckland all the time and enjoy the luxury of travelling with carry on only. It makes a huge difference being able to get off the plane and head straight to the car. The apartment also means there is some routine to the stay. I have never been a fan of the hotel room lottery, never knowing what sort of room one is going to end up with when checking into a hotel. The apartment is rather noisy however due to its’ location (right on The Quay and directly adjacent to party central for the Rugby World Cup 2011).
When in Christchurch I am currently working from home. I’d have to say I’m not enjoying this part of the new arrangement, so far. I am a social being and sitting in my study all day is not my bag baby…
It is early days and I can’t realistically be in Auckland every week (something to do with having a family apparently). I shall find some routine soon I am sure.
I am heading up to Canada a couple of times between now and Santa so that’ll keep me busy no doubt.
Apologies for the rather bland post, but some days are blander than others…
Having spent this year working from home, I understand how you feel. I found that setting a very strict routine and running a traditional To Do list allowed me to achieve what I needed to and I ended up enjoying it. I also discovered I talk to myself more than I realized!
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