Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sleep-Wake-Dream-Nightmare

I work morning, all day and all evening (and into the night), then dream/torment/agonize about work all night in a bizarre state somewhere between awake and asleep. Combine that with the fitful sleep, night sweats and insomnia of menopause and you have... my life right now.

Last night I was jolted awake repeatedly by phrases like "InfoPath," "MSTP compliance," "content migration," as well as some Microsoft-specific acronyms that I probably shouldn't post here. Each item was accompanied by a sleepy mental to-do list and, to make things crazier, a very pointed and specific list of contingencies, dependencies and ramifications.

After this gets done, then I must do this. What if I can't get enough information to complete that, then -- oh-my-god -- that other thing might happen! Don't forget to request this from them and pass it on to her to get approved by him.

Carol? Wake up!

Because it's 5:30 AM and e-mail has been flowing into your in-box all night from India, where they've been working since you ended your conversation with them at midnight, and look! -- there's cool new stuff for you to work on today... and questions that need answering, action items that need attending to, and people who need to be contacted.

I am determined to continue to blog, but gone are the days when I have time to write long, thoughtful posts. And that just makes me very sad.

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4 comments:

Tonya said...

Wow. Beware of burnout. 'Course, I do know that there isn't much you can do about it. It's like the hamster on the wheel and you don't dare step (fly) off. Sometimes too much is really TOO MUCH, though....

G in Berlin said...

I hope that at least you are enjoying your busyness? Blogging will always be here, do what you need to do.

Snooker said...

You know it's bad when you are dreaming about work. Make sure you are getting enough "you" time. Swim girl, swim!

Goofball said...

aaah when I have projects that are about to go life and I work very late days...I also dream about work and I also have difficulty to fall asleep as my mind can't relax and can't stop its activity.

You really need some "non" thinking time before going to bed! If not you'll get overly tired. Take care of yourself.

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