Friday, 24 May 2013

Satisfied Tired

It's F-F-F-Friiiidaaaaay, and it's the time where we look back over the past week and Celebrate The Small Things that have taken place.

Again, this week I am shattered, so it's just bullet points.  But, even though I'm tired, it's a good tired!
  • I'm still loving my job.  I can't believe it.  It's been so long since I've had a job that I've looked forward to.  My body is still getting used to it, and that's why I'm so tired.  But I'm not grumpy tired.  I'm satisfied tired.
  • I was on the radio earlier this week.  I know a local author (Terry Tarbox) and he reads his stories on Blyth Valley Radio.  A few weeks ago he asked me if I wanted to read my stories on the radio too.  Well, I couldn't say no, could I!?  I was very nervous, but I knew it would be a great way of promoting myself and introducing my work to a different audience.  They've asked me to go back, which is a huge boost to my confidence!
  • A little while ago I made the suggestion to hold a literary festival at the library, and we had our first meeting about it on Thursday.  Everyone came along with so many ideas, and they were all so excited and willing to do what they could to get the ball rolling with organising everything.  We're hoping to hold it in September, so we've got a lot to do and not long to do it in.  But we can do it!!
  • And again, I have to celebrate my parents for taking care of Lily while I've been at work, and at meetings, and on the radio.  I don't like leaving her, but I know she's in good hands with my parents, and they're a great help.
What are you celebrating this week?


13 comments:

  1. It's always nice to have a job you look forward to. I had that a few years back and it was great to be 'good tired' for a change.

    That's very cool about the radio, too. I don't know what I would've had the guts.

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    1. Thank you :) The radio was scary but fun.

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  2. Glad the job is going well. Organising a literary festival sounds exciting.

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    1. Thank you. I'm loving the job. And I am so excited about the literary festival!!

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  3. I'm sorry you're so tired, but it's nice that you enjoy your job so much. Radio gigs sound like fun. Good for you!

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    1. Thank you. I don't mind feeling tired when I know I've enjoyed myself :)

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  4. Satisfied tired seems like a good thing to me :D... it sure beats the other option!
    You've had a busy week, glad you can get your parents to watch LiLy though, no need to have to worry about something else. Have a great weekend ;)

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    1. Thank you. Yes it has been a busy week, but I like being so productive (after such a long time being so lazy!). I hope you have a great weekend too :)

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  5. It's great to enjoy your job since it takes up a lot of your time! Being satisfyingly tired is always a good feeling! Also awesome about reading your stories on the radio! I would be nervous too but at least you aren't LOOKING at the tons of people you are speaking to - nice promotion opportunity!

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  6. Your literary festival planning has me almost as excited as you! It just sounds so great! Having a job you are excited to get to when you wake up in the morning is definitely something to celebrate. I haven't had that for some time now. I do know that I'll be pretty excited to be getting up and heading to classes in a few short months though!

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  7. Congrats all around! It's been a looooong time since I've had a job I looked forward to going to so milk that for all it's worth! And a super big congrats on the radio gig!

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  8. Great for you for taking on your fears head on and going full force into your career. Sounds so exciting! Writer’s Mark

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  9. Wow organising a literary festival sounds v. exciting - though v. busy too!

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