after spending far too long feeling like a mouse on a wheel, maybe even like a mouse on a wheel and chasing it's tail, i feel a bit more balanced.
regular readers would remember my new colleague who i dubbed "halo girl". well, halo girl is still regarded by management as pretty special and it still grates but you know what? being eclipsed means that there's a whole lot less pressure on me. i guess i would still be held accountable for any deficiencies in my department but halo girl has been given some of my more frustrating duties, in a sense leaving me to float through the days. the other good bit is that i am no longer the only person doing the work and i can come and go at will (within reason) knowing that the job will still be done. i'm working less and making less money but feeling saner and more free.
in an odd twist it has made me a worse blogger. having a little more energy and better focus and so on means that instead of coming home and sitting mindlessly in front of the computer i do a few other things and i'm tending to read and post but not to comment as regularly as i once did.
the take-home message here is that if i'm not "talking" to you as much i'm still reading and still interested, i still love blogging and bloggers and i'm also living better. be happy for me :)