Friday, September 3, 2010

Wonderful Normal

I travelled home from work on my own steam for the first time in weeks, and it was thrilling. Look at me, walking to the bus stop! Like a big girl, all by myself!

It's amazing how much coming back from a prolonged illness increased my appreciation for all the little things in life. I went to the Canadian National Exhibition, a giant fair that comes to Toronto at the end of each summer, and it was the best CNE ever. Not because of anything special at the fair; I was just so damn grateful to be out and enjoying myself.

My brain has also come back online. I feel smart again. I swear I dropped around 50 I.Q. points while I was ill. Now I'm busy reading again, and this morning I even watched the news. Wow, all that stuff going on all over the world! So interesting!

In other good news, my employers were quite worried by my illness, and they're actually taking tangible steps to make sure I don't overwork myself. The next Super Stressful Project is scheduled to kick off sometime within the next month or two. Previously it would have been expected of me that I continue to manage my two departments and 13 staff members; advise other departments' managers at their request; complete the writing of our health and safety policies, protocols, and employee training materials before our next Ministry of Labour inspection; and a million other little things; and manage the enormous project all on my own.

This time, having pleaded exhaustion to my bosses convincingly, they have signed on an experienced business associate to manage the Super Stressful Project. I will still be heavily involved, but at least it won't all be on my shoulders. That's an enormous relief. It was one thing for me to run projects on my own when we were a smaller business and my staff was half the size, but we have grown too much for me to be able to do it anymore.

Also fortunately, I know the business associate who I'll be working with, and I'm happy with their choice. He's a very smart, down-to-earth guy with a sense of humour. From what I've seen, he likes to like to roll up his sleeves and get things done efficiently. This is a relief, as I'm sure you all know people whose "help" you could do without. We'll see, but I think he's a keeper!

So, that's me. Just humming along, enjoying feeling normal. Enjoying the freedom to make social plans. Enjoying being able to run for the bus. Have a great weekend, everywebby!

10 comments:

jdanetyler said...

Good news! On the upswing with help on the way for the new SSP! Awesome! Congrats on your recovery, and yes, it WAS my prayers which put you over the top. ;)

Glad to hear this, Spark.

Jameil said...

Woohoo!!!!

whatigotsofar said...

good to hear good things from you

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Glad to hear your feeling better and getting some energy back!! In celebration I would offer you a juice box.....

G said...

Glad to hear that you're out and about and back to being your normal adorable self. :D

zmanowner said...

I hope you are feeling better from your medical stuff. Your STILL HERE post is exactly how I felt when i was recovering from illness (Brain Cancer)...i can sympathize with the exhaustion and lack of ummpph to get up and go...i hope you are feeling better and everyday is better then the previous one...zman sends with a smile...

Claire said...

Hurrah for normal!

Cxx

Karen said...

So glad you are feeling better. You had us worried for a bit there.

Jenski said...

Yay! Glad you have energy back!

DarcsFalcon said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're feeling back to your old self again! That is wonderful news. :) I'll be praying for your continued good health, no more set-backs young lady!