I may have mentioned that after my wonderful vacation, I went back to work and it was not a good scene. We are at the point in our year where things are really ramping up and the next few weeks will be crucial to our success for the year. I took stock and allowed myself to be overwhelmed and forgot the old adage "Never let them see you sweat." It is not unusual for me to work extremely long hours during this period and it is such old hat that I don't even need to wrap my head around it- that said- it doesn't normally start until NEXT week. I was not ready for it and it threw me. Needless to say- it has been a really rough week. 6am starts and some days as late as 9:30 pm. I would have stayed later but I was a walking zombie.
Yesterday I had to admit to my boss that I was not where I wanted to be at this point. Based on my own timeline- I would say I am about two weeks behind. That was demoralizing. If I were not getting ready for a training class for my new staff- I would have just put my head down on my desk and let it get to me. Timing didn't allow that and that's okay.
While I was doing the training my mind was racing as it has been for days and boom, it hit me. I know how I am going to make a big dent in my backlog today. I don't want to say how so that I don't jinx myself- but if this works- I might actually be able to take a day off this weekend. When the idea hit- I smiled from ear to ear and then a sense of peace stole over my body. I was actually able to fall asleep last night within an hour of laying down- and that is a bit of a miracle.
Speaking of miracles- one of our dearest friends gave birth to a beautiful baby boy this week. Unfortunately- he is 40 days early and his lungs are underdeveloped. We are thankful that other than that he is healthy and know that they already have a plan to move him to Boston Children's if necessary.
So if you of the praying sort, if you could send up prayers for our new little guy, and a good thoughts that I get caught up and make it through the next few weeks without opening the door to a major flare. We would really appreciate it.
Have a great week!