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06 March 2011 @ 10:29 pm
God, you guys, all this chat about old HP BNFs and stuff has stirred up so much nostalgia for me. I remember a time when my biggest, no lie, ambition in life was to have a friendslist of over 500 people. And ... I really have no idea why. Safety in numbers, maybe? I know that, by the time I achieved it, I'd lost all interest in it as an ambition. Which is a little sad, really.

Right now I just want to be less tired so that I can write. I try to write in work, but they will insist on making me, y'know, work. And while I actually got to sleep on call this weekend, it doesn't change the fact that I spent 26 consecutive hours at work, which in turn deletes 26 hours from my free time that I could have spent writing (or faffing about getting into the mood to write, whatever). I just vant to be ALONE, okay?!

Additionally, the 3000 words I produced at work on Friday turned out to be ABSOLUTELY USELESS, which either proves that I'm getting more alert to when I'm writing myself into a dead end or that I shouldn't write at work.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Sereniaserenia on March 6th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
I can't believe it's been three years since I've written anything! It depresses me sometimes, but I just don't seem to have it in me anymore. Motherhood has sucked everything out of me except housework!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Ryan's geetarscoradh on March 7th, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
I can't even visualise the amount of unselfishness it would take to raise a child, let alone apply it to myself!
Sereniaserenia on March 7th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
Sometimes I feel too selfish to be a mum! Especially when it comes to wanting time to myself. And despite having a deal with Lachlan that we take turns to sleep in on the weekend, I end up throwing both kids at him and booting them all downstairs both days!

I could sleep for a week solid!
Blindmouseblindmouse on March 7th, 2011 07:11 am (UTC)
I'm glad your pay got sorted, and that you have a plan, but ugh, being too tired to write is the worst. Sympathy :|

I haven't heard any old HP BNF chat. Is it an interesting conversation?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: collapsingnight: guitar tshirtscoradh on March 7th, 2011 09:53 am (UTC)
(Just once I'd like to wake up and not be tired. But that's more a symptom of 'waaahhhh don't want to go to work and do this job' than 'oh, the exhaustion'.)

Oh, just raking over old CC coals. You know she's getting a movie made of her book? It stirred up a lot of ... feeling, shall we say. :P
Blindmouseblindmouse on March 7th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
Oh, right. I tend to be automatically on the side of whoever's getting hated on in this kind of fandom controversy, particularly if I had no personal involvement/investment in it when it went down, so I'm pleased for her :)

I hope you get to wake up not tired some day soon... :(
lokifanlokifan on March 7th, 2011 07:58 am (UTC)
Jesus, that's a lot of work! :(

At least you've got past the 500-flist ambition. I mean, that's growth, yeah?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fooish: rainbow umbrellascoradh on March 7th, 2011 09:54 am (UTC)
That's a short shift. On call during the week it runs into 32, 35 hours.

I guess? I mean, I can't even recapture why I wanted it. I wonder in five years' time will I wonder why I wanted to finish a book? Or leave medicine?
l.m.: pic#108197692incandescent on March 7th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
That used to be my ambition as well, and right now I'm feeling that smaller is better. Much, much better.

And oh, your schedule! Is that ever going to change? I hope that it will, if only for your own sanity. It sounds really difficult, and while I'm amazingly impressed with you for being able to work like that, I'm also a bit worried for you. I mean. 26 hours is a LONG time and has the equivalent of being rather more than tipsy on the judgement scale (which I've heard somewhere, I have).

I think you shouldn't write at work is that conclusion we need to come to. *hug*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Disney: Lion King pink skyscoradh on March 9th, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
The funny thing is that I'm sure there were more posts when my flist sat at 100. Blogging/fandom really has slowed down.

Nope! It's only going to get worse for the next two months, as I'm going to a small peripheral hospital where I'll be on call (read: in the hospital for 32 hours) every four nights, and doing a 50+ hour weekend shift every second weekend.

As for tipsy, no kidding! We all recognise that being post-call is no different to being drunk. You laugh silly, cry easily, are impatient and irritable and most of all, tired. As for judgement calls, well...
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: iconomicons the top half goes in the closcoradh on March 9th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
Sadly I just have to sacrifice hours I'd otherwise by sleeping and cooking in to write. I don't mind, I just resent my actual work more and more.