Hubby starts a new job today. We’ve spent the best part of 10 days frantically getting ready for this new change in our lives as the job he is starting is the Director of the Queensland Conservatorium. It’s a pressure job. Last week we went away for a few days to the coast for a mini break and even though I took my computer I didn’t open it once. Not once. Instead, we went to the Eumundi Markets, had friends up for a lunch on the Sunday, went for lots of walks on the beach with the dog and generally did very little other than relax and spend money.
When we got back I decided I wouldn’t teach on the Wednesday and instead we painted our front fence, mowed the weeds and just cleaned up a bit round the house. Saturday I was a powerhouse of energy, exhausting all in my path! It felt good to do boring house things and today I feel ready to take up the challenge of teaching again. I have about 8 weeks left in this year of 35 hour weeks, and after that one month of part-time teaching, and then I’m done for the year. December to February will be about trying to finish the PhD so there may be some time spent at the beach doing just that.
Friday is supposed to be about studying but it all went to the dogs over the last 2 weeks because of our holiday, so I’ll be ramping up the study over the next month, trying to develop my literature review which is all in pieces at present. I’m struggling with needing to have weekends and wanting to do house things (like painting and cleaning and planning), and feeling the pressure of the PhD looming, plus hubby’s new job becoming bigger than Ben Hur!
Changes indeed. I’ll let you know how we get on.