Saturday, March 7, 2009

My "try not to think about work" Saturday

Ok, I have a confession..... I'm a workaholic. Period. I just am. If you've read my blog, at all... you should know this. I believe it's one of the pitfalls of doing what I love.

With the exception of one yucky job I had, I've been blessed to always enjoy whatever job I had. Teaching dance, working at a dance shoe/clothing store, babysitting/nannying, substitute teaching, working at the station, etc. I've enjoyed all those. And, I usually enjoy the people I work with. Of course, there is the grind of working, at times. But less so than people who absolutely HATE what they're doing.

Anyway, because I like what I do, it doesn't always feel like work. And, therefore, I sometimes go overboard. As this was the first "official" week on the job (keep in mind, I've been acting as the Promotions Director for a month.... and, have been working in that office and at the station, for 3 1/2 years), it was a really, really crazy week.

For all intents and purposes, I was out of the office for 4 days in a row. Wed, Thurs, and Fri of last week was dedicated to the Radiothon. Then, on Monday, I had two meetings in the morning. As soon as the Dept. Head meeting was over, I headed over to the Strawberry Festival Parade. Long story short, I had to be in it. I didn't get back to the station until 3.... so, yet another day of not being in the office. Then, on Wed, our Promotions meeting (which is usually only about 30 mins) last an hour and a half. Thursday, I was at a monthly event from 5am until 11am. Basically, it was a lot of catch up.

So, with my schedule this week and my tendency towards working too much, I've tried not to think about it this weekend. Yeah.... not doing so great there. I checked my work email this morning to find an email from one of my salespeople.... we have a big promotion coming up and the agency sent us a contract, on Tuesday. I emailed the salesperson on Friday to see if he had sent it back. I get an email saying, "No. I thought you might."

Now, why in the world would I sign and notorize a contract that had HIS name on it? So, now I'm going to have to scramble to make sure everything is caught up on Monday.

And, I keep waiting for an email from one of our promoters. He was supposed to send us a press release on Friday for a Monday morning announce. Still haven't heard from him. And, it's slightly stressing me out.

..... Because, I'm working the overnight shift tomorrow night. No one could do it and so the PD asked me to bail him out. So, I'm working from midnight until 5am. Then, I come back to work at 8:30 and have to stay until my Monday meetings are over. I'm supposed to be able to leave after that, but all the salespeople are in the office on Mondays.... so, I have the sneaking suspicion that I won't be able to get out of there like I'm supposed to.

So, besides slightly stressing and blogging about work, what have I been doing today?

I laid around and caught up on "All My Children." Then, I walked 4 miles and did Pilates for an hour, which felt AMAZING. I so desperately need to get back into an everyday, hardcore workout routine. I then went out with a friend to see "He's Just Not That Into You" for the second time (still like that movie and want to be the exception). Now, I'm watching Harry Potter on ABC Family.

Tomorrow, I plan on going to church. Then, I get to have lunch with one of my best friends, Shannon. We have been friends since 10th grade. Even though we live only about 7 miles from one another, we haven't been able to spend time together since like October. Shannon is a fabulous lawyer and works out of town. I'm really looking forward to some chat time with her.

Ash, Myself, Shannon, and Meg... at Shannon's wedding

After lunch, I plan on cleaning a little and then resting for the overnight shift.

Please cross your fingers and pray that I'm able to get everything done that needs to be done while I'm on the air. Also, please pray that Monday morning goes well so that I can go home and SLEEP.

Have a great Sunday!!!

1 comment:

Emily said...

I hope you get everything done that you need too! I am sure you will:) Will be thinking about you! great picture:)