Saturday, 9 October 2010

One tough week

One tough work week is behind me. Well not entirely behind me as I have to do some work from home tomorrow (Sunday) but it has been tough. I have worked over 70 hours Monday to Friday and there are no signs that it will calm down. My boss wants me to lead a really important transaction which I have never done before. I know I am capable of doing it but the problem is that the whole department is quite stretched and I am not getting the help from the junior lawyers that I need. The transaction is due to complete the day after Shaun comes home so fingers crossed it will all go according to plan.

Needless to say, after getting home around midnight most nights this week my training suffered. I used to get so frustrated about this before. But I think with time I kind of got used to accept it and go with the flow. In any event if work needs to get done I need to stay in the office and if I get too frustrated about it I just loose energy because of something that I can't change. So now, once the clock hits 7 pm and I am still in the office I just accept it and carry on working.

There are many times when I think I need a different job. That I need a job which will give me more time to spend with family and friends and do things that I love. But at the same time, I worked so hard to get to where I am and something has to pay the bills so there you go.

On a different note, Shaun and the company he commands is due to return in four weeks time. Busy work has made the time go quick last few weeks and I hope that the next four weeks will go quickly as well. It will be amazing having him home and having a normal life after 7.5 months.

Now I am peeled to my computer watching Ironmanlive and following all my friends. What an exciting day for everyone. Good luck guys.

I am leaving with with my view most of the time lately - view from my office.


Marit C-L said...

Hey there! Oh man - I know we've talked about it, but the work situation is a TOUGH one... You sacrifice so much for your job - when sometimes all you want is a "normal" schedule. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the deal to be made by the time Shaun gets back - that would be GREAT!!! And.. it will make time go by faster. :) 7+ months is a long time, and that's all I'm going to say. Hang in there, my friend - your office view is awesome!

Charisa said...

Hang in there!! I love the view from your office, although I am sure you get tired of it :)

And I'm so sorry you got sent the wrong way on the bike in your race! Frustrating.

Beth said...

Like Charisa said, I'm sure you get sick of it, but at least the view is pretty awesome from your office! :) How exciting that Shaun will be home soon - so happy for you!!

Kim said...

Oh man ADC, that is not fun! I hope it lets up soon, and if it doesn't, just think of it as a way to pass the time until your hubby gets home!! I'm excited for you guys to have some normalcy back in your lives! You're doing great- keep that head up!

Eileen Swanson said...

Yikes, 70 hour weeks at work?! That is rough, but you are super tough and have a great attitude!! Hope work gets a little easier in the coming weeks. Sweet view too ;-)

Angela and David said...

At least you have a nice view! I hope your deal closes on time. And I remember those weeks. Seriously, start looking in house. It's tough to find a good fit but the lifestyle can be SO MUCH BETTER. It sounds like you've certainly paid your dues for long enough.

D said...

I think you're going to need to plan a tropical trip for around this time next year ;)

Melissa said...

I saw your comment on Kate's blog about Tuscon, are you going to the 2nd camp? I'll be there too!

I can't imagine how excited you must be for your husband to be home soon!