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Monday, 10 January 2011

It never rains but it pours!

Ugh! I am so fed up of pain! On the way home from work today I tripped over a bit of rubble in the car park and hurt both hands, cut both knees and think I've mildly (but it still hurts!) sprained my ankle. Of course that's nothing compared to the dent in my pride. I can't believe it, I nearly flattened my poor colleague too. I hate it when stuff like that happens, though I was touched that a couple of people rushed over to see that I was ok. Of course I told them I was fine and then hobbled to the car, sat there for a moment...and cried. I'm such a baby when it comes to pain!

In other news, I was reassessed by Occupational Health regarding getting back to full time work and I'm now one step nearer to being full time again...woo hoo! I'm allowed to do 2 full days and 3 half days this week. I need full time desperately, not for the money because I'm still being paid full rate, but my work is piling up and I have a shed load of stuff which wasn't urgent before I went off sick, but now people are pestering me for the results.

Talking of work, I have my performance review on Wednesday. I hate those things, mostly because I once worked somewhere where they were basically used as an excuse to shoot you down in a really bad way. Consequently my confidence suffered and eventually I felt like I was no good at my job. Now I realise that wasn't the case, but at the time it was a really big deal to me. I have a new supervisor now and already I can tell that she knows my strengths and weaknesses and she's got some good ideas to help me improve on the areas I find difficult...things like staying focused on long term projects. Most of my projects at work don't really have an end. As a result, I feel like I'm never accomplishing anything because nothing ever seems to end! We've discussed some ideas briefly today and she agreed that I need more discrete projects so that I can feel like I've actually closed something out and accomplished something. I'm feeling quite positive about this year's review.

Well, I'm going to love you and leave you there because dinner is almost ready and I need to take the bread out of the oven. Have a nice evening folks :)


Amanda said...

Sending hugs and sympathy your way. I know how you feel as I am becoming quite the expert in falling over in public!

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