Most of the time I enjoy my job, so it's not that I'm dreading work, I just have such a mental week planned.
Today and tomorrow I'm on call. This means 12+ hour days with lots of running around after sick babies and very little sitting down. Quite often when I'm on call I don't even get a chance for a drink of water, let alone lunch or a sit down. As tiring as this is, I actually quite enjoy being on call as the challenges I get mean that I get to stretch my brain as well as my legs (running from problem to problem). It's also pretty nice to know that I'm hopefully making a positive difference to some little people.
The real downer of the week will be Wednesday. A big exam. We have a number of exams to do after graduation as part of our specialisation. These are tough and not only are they tough, but they're expensive. I've revised, but having never sat this exam before who knows if I've revised the right stuff? Hoping to redeem the day by meeting my Uncle for a drink afterward.
As if that wasn't enough to pack into the week I've decided to spend the last 2 days doing my advanced paediatric life support course. This is 2 days of lots of simulating situations with sick children followed by a written exam and practical exam. Again this could be fun on it's own but considering that I have to get up at 6am and the days finish at 7-8pm, it's going to be hard work. It's also a bit scary because it's something I have to have for work and if I fail means spending hundreds of pounds to have another go. Eek!
Because of all of this stress I've decided I need to make a list of things to look forward to at the end of the week and even some bits in-between...
1. Saturday AND Sunday morning lie-ins next weekend
2. Kitten cuddles
3. Posh coffee in London before my exam
4. Catching up with my Uncle
5. Cuddling adorable little babies at work
6. Curling up with A at the end of each busy day
8. Wearing my comfy Tesco "school-shoes"
Suddenly the week doesn't seem so bad after all...
|Gratuitous cat photo. Excuse the bald patch on her leg.|