Sunday Post #10 – Hit the wall

Sunday Post #10 – Hit the wall

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim over on Caffeinated Reviewer.

It’s official, I have hit my stress limit. The funny thing is, I hit it while being the one my boss is leaning on to raise the morale of the rest of the department.

I have the task this extended weekend of finding a slightly shortened week’s worth of motivational memes. So far I’ve created the ones we’ve sent out, and I haven’t been given a lot of time to do so. I also don’t have programs similar to Photoshop at work so they’ve been quite basic. But it’s been a journey.

The fun of putting these memes together is only taking away maybe a teaspoon of the stress we’re feeling. New projects it almost feels like are starting daily. Then the one off battles with other departments to reach agreements on next steps or processes. Then the quick rush projects. On top of I was backing up 2 people on Monday because they were out of the office, so I had their stuff and mine, then 1 person the rest of the week. It always feels like other departments wait for the primary person in charge of something to leave, then they hope the fresh meat so to speak with little experience will crumble and give the answer they are looking for.

I’ve also now started an Instagram page. You can find me @pixireads, which I’ve only just started so I only have one photo there at this moment. I’m planning to put up more soon though.

I have finally sat down with Novice by Taran Matharu, which my sister was nice enough to let me borrow at Christmas. It was on my list and had been for a few years. My sister owned the book and since it was on my list, offered to let me borrow it. I’m sad to admit though I’ve only just started, so I’m only 2 chapters in.

I have not decided what audiobook to go to next, so we will all have to wait and see what I start listening to next. Currently I’m just relistening to Purity in Death by J.D. Robb, which as I explained in my Bout of Books Vlog, I don’t count these books anymore. I’ve listened to them so much you’d think I was sick of them. But they’re nice when my brain is busy with multiple things at once because I know the story so well; when I tune out for a bit and then tune back in, I know exactly what is going on.

 

6 Replies to “Sunday Post #10 – Hit the wall”

    1. Thanks! I hope it gets better too, I know better than to hope it will be soon though. I work for a small company. One of the previous managers who used to work there once said how we are a small company and will always be understaffed. I think we’re just feeling it a little more these days.

  1. Same here w/ Instagram. It sounds easier than it is- once I started taking book photos I got all funny, thinking they were all terrible (and they probably are ha ha)! It is fun though. Good luck with it. 🙂

    Hope works calms down for you a bit. And happy reading!

    1. I’m hoping work calms down to. However, I’m not holding my breath for this to happen anytime soon. I work for a small company so we almost always seem to be pushing boundaries. It’s actually something I enjoy though. I know I’m crazy. I like the challenge of trying to get everything done in time. I just think I found my personal limit where there was no getting around having to put in extra time to finish with something.

  2. I love audiobooks and the libraries I access have so many interesting things available. I love the In Death books but although I like Susan Erickson I associate her with another older character (where I heard her first) so I don’t like to listen to her on that series. She doesn’t sound young enough for Eve, in my head. Plus I can read faster than listening which I want to devour those books. Anne – Books of My Heart

    1. I know what you mean with Susan Erikson. I tried listening to Jane Eyre with Susan as the narrator. It took me forever to get Eve out of my head, and I would revert back to thinking about Eve or something with the In Death books when I restarted the audiobook after pausing. I don’t listen to any audiobook at 1x speed. Currently, I tend to listen to audiobooks at least 1.6x speed, and sometimes faster depending on the narrator.

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