Jun 11, 2010

Busybusybusyhappyhappybusybusy

Not posting on Facebook, not posting on Twitter, not posting here (more than usual), not answering comments or e-mail (sorry). And why not? Because life got busy and fun and busy and I find that if I am to get things done, I can't spend the same amount of time I usually do at the computer (i.e. surfing the internet) or in front of the TV. I can't get away from the computer entirely; it is vital to several of my projects, including learning Wordpress (in hopes of redoing my new website and maybe move this blog there, eventually) and finishing my weather forecast for summer, while starting on fall's.

I made the mistake of getting hooked on "Hotel Babylon", a British series about the staff of a five-star hotel and basically a well-done sort of prime-time soap with some interesting characters. They air it four nights a week here in Norway, which means watching almost every day to keep up. I found I can't do that. I can't dedicate that sort of time to a series. Weekly stuff is enough. Daily is out.

I've been amazingly busy at work, too, with a rebranding project (that's what it is called when you change logos and letterheads and stuff). It has been fun, because I get to be creative and solve problems, and even speak English (because the Finns don't speak any flavor of Scandinavian). But after pushing my brain all day, I come home some days no longer able to think another thought, so not much of my mentally challenging projects get done. (And in that, the joy of actually being able to keep up; I thank Getting Things Done for that, for the simple idea of "inbox to zero".) Today was not such an intensely demanding day, and therefore I blog.

And in the ongoing saga about work, a resolution: I keep my job - literally. I just change departments. Some time this month we two graphics designers will be joining the Corporate Branding (fancy, ain't it) department, and we already know just about everyone, having worked with them on several occasions. So where to next employment-wise is no longer a worry.

All in all, this spring has been good. Nothing like feeling productive, useful, creative - and safe. Wonderful!

7 comments:

alice said...

Yay!!! That all sounds wonderful!! :-D

i've been having the same problem (no time for internet or TV these days), but interestingly, I'm thinking about making the switch from wordpress to blogger (soon!). Wordpress required regular maintenance and I just don't have the patience for that lately! And Google has been adding enough features to blogger that I think I can make the jump without giving up all that much...

Keera Ann Fox said...

Blogger has been getting better and better lately, and I may keep it. My main curiosity in Wordpress is as a CMS.

Paula Light said...

Nice! I'm happy for you. Keeping busy is a good for people. :)

Keera Ann Fox said...

Certainly is for me, Paula. I feel good even with the pressure.

Zuzana said...

Yes, I like *Hotel Babylon* too, I watch it occasionally on BBC.;) Congratulations on your job.;)
Have a lovely weekend,
xoo

Robbi said...

Gratulerer Keera! I'm so happy this spring is wonderful for you. I can't wait to see your new website.

Keera Ann Fox said...

Zuzana, thanks! "Hotel Babylon" is off the air now, so no more temptation. :-)

Robbi, thanks! My new website is slow in coming.

Max, you are one the many buried deep in my inbox. Sorry! And thanks! I'm happy I keep my job, too.