Coming up for air

Today is the first day in months I’ve had the time to get anything library-professional done and the energy to use that time. My inbox had nearly 300 unread messages. My Google Reader was terrifying. (I almost wish Reader told you how many unread items over 1000 are in your queue, but perhaps it’s better not to know.)

When I moved back to North Carolina I got a retail job with the company I’ve worked for since college, thinking it’d be an easy stopgap. Then I realized that sharing a car with two other working adults meant I didn’t have a lot of other employment options… so I accepted a temporary management position to help get the store through the insane holiday rush. While it was in many ways rewarding, it also meant getting up at 5 a.m. 5-6 days a week and working long, physically demanding hours. (Add in chauffeuring duties and cooking for the family and I’ve barely had the energy to check Facebook, much less anything requiring thought.)

Now that the post-Christmas sales are pretty much over and I’m back to being a regular employee, I’m looking forward to catching up on the pile of professional magazines sitting accusingly on my desk and getting back into the swing of things again.

Long story short: Hi, world! I missed you!

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