As per usual, a couple of months have gone by since my last post. I generally don’t post much during the summer, and this year was no exception. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
1) I bought a house!
This has nothing to do with work/the library, but it’s a big thing in my life and one of the many reasons why I haven’t posted since…April? Spring? Somewhere around there. I spent the majority of my 20s jumping from place to place (and each place was an amazing adventure). I arrived in Fort Wayne when I was 27, and I gave myself 3 years to decide if I was going to stay here for awhile or not. Last year was year three, and I decided to stay in Fort Wayne for at least the foreseeable future. So I spent this past summer house hunting, and buying said house, and moving into said house. I keep vacillating between “Yay, I love my house!” and “Whoa, I have a house! Who thought I was grown up enough to own a house?”
2) Busy/Not Busy
The past two years have been exceedingly busy for me at work. In addition to my normal responsibilities, I was also serving on the Summer Reading/Learning committee and grant writing. Now it’s someone else’s turn on the committee and grant writing is done (for now). I’ve suddenly found myself with a slightly lighter workload. My stress level has dropped dramatically, and I’m using the extra free time to help lighten the load for my coworkers, whether that entails doing extra custom collections, taking someone’s desk shift so they have more off desk time to get stuff done, or even just checking in with my coworkers to see if there’s anything I can do to help. This down time is good for me. I’m a type A personality, and I tend to take a lot on, but I also need time to recuperate, and that’s exactly what I’m doing. And while I’m recuperating, I’m also pondering what my next big project will be AND and planning blog posts. When I was overwhelmed at work, the last thing I wanted to do in my personal time was write blog posts. Now that I’m chill, I’m okay with writing work-related blog posts in my free time. Keep your eyes peeled, folks; it’s very possible that I might update semi-regularly for a little while. 😉
My library is in the midst of growing and changing. We are very much in flux, and I think many of the changes are heading in the right direction, though it’s still too early to really say. I don’t want to comment too much on any of this, but know that almost every aspect of my job is – in the words of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air – flipped turned upside down at the moment. I’m very excited (and a little apprehensive) to see how things turn out!