Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Restarting and restructuring

"We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization."

I had always thought this was a quote by some Roman Gaius Petronius Arbiter however it seems that isn't the case.  Whatever and whoever wrote this, the quote rings true in any case.  Being totally over all the restructuring and re-jigging that happens in the West Australian Health Department, I have finally chosen a way out.  Voluntarily leaving and they are paying me to go so a win-win from my perspective.  

My next task will be to discover what I want or need to do with the rest of my life.  Will this just be a paid Gap Year as I have jokingly told some of my friends, or will it lead to something else.  I will be taking a little time either way to think on things and the story of my life so far and I hope to chronicle some of this here as I think it will help to document the process.

I'm hoping to do more than a little of this with my friends away from this place.  Hopefully my health will remain good and allow me to do this well.Bottom line, the hospital where I have spent some truly amazing work time, is not the place I am currently employed in.  While leaving now could be seen as an easy solution by some, going out into the great unknown is more than a little scary.  Will I still be a pharmacist in another year's time?  I have skills learned in this profession that may fit doing something else but would that be a waste of the education my parents paid for?

Another quote I just found about Pharmacy and medicine - Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” – Lord Byron, 19th-century English romantic poet. 

I'm hoping to do more than a little of this with my friends away from this place.  Hopefully my health will remain good and allow me to do this well.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Survival post car destash

Well it seems like it's been ages since I saw the back end of Gertie and I seem to have coped so far.  I'm probably walking to the train a little more - not a bad thing - and BikeBoy's Great White Commodore has been driven more than it would have been.  Not sure on the GWC.  The seat is not easy to adjust.  The seat belt tries to strangle me and it has no downward adjustment like Gertie's did.  The steering wheel is fatter and I think my hands would hurt if I drove it for a long trip.  It's also that much bigger and I have to try and come to grips with that - bull bar on the front not so bad but it's wider and soooo much longer.  Parking can be a bit scary!
Anyway all that aside, we are 'motoring on' with projects and I am pleased to report that the house painting is complete.  The painter is coming back tomorrow however because the cream trim around the windows and doors has gone to WHITE!  I thought it was undercoat when I got home on Friday but no, that was the finished colour.  Don't think he was happy that we want it fixed but he is fixing it.  Overall, I can recommend this guy.  The work is good and the workers are prompt to the point of extreme - they were here working on the Monday public holiday last week at 7am, OMG!
Picked up all the Royal Show projects today and spent a lovely afternoon with mum wandering around the Claremont Quarter, lunch at Atomic (love their Pumpkin Salad!) and afternoon tea at Koko Black.  The Royal Show commentary was as expected.  I need to back off the spin on the handspun - too twisty and too hard.  Apart from that, all as expected plus I get to wear the prize-winning hat, woo hoo!
Next week, the Relay for Life and Knitter's For A Cure (KFAC)Donate here