It’s my first day back at work after a big week of being away on holiday. Yesterday afternoon and this morning I was so irritable with JJ that I feel really bad about it and I can’t attribute it to my hormones so my only excuse is that I had to come back to work today. Not fair on him at all.
So while warding off the I-don’t-want-to-be-back-at-work tears this morning a couple of things have arrived, one in the snail mail and one in my work email inbox.
First of all I’ve been nominated to be in a new book called the Who’s Who of Australian Women. The same people publish Who’s Who in Australia. I have no idea who nominated me and I’m quite gobsmacked. They say in the letter that the traditional criteria for getting in the Who’s Who doesn’t encompass all the varied achievements and activities of Australian women. I would say my life is fairly unremarkable in that I’m not on loads of committees and don’t do community work as such but I think I’ll fill out the form and see what happens. How hilarious if I get in the book.
I also got an invitation via email to advise a National Institute here in Australia on the development of its new website. Not quite sure again why I’ve been contacted and while it’s quite tempting I’ve already got a job and this is only a very short term thing. UPDATE: They got my name from a Business Development Manager here and as I’m not actually a consultant, I’ve passed on the appropriate name.
Both these things made me think that my skills are probably more noteworthy than I give myself credit for.
Oh, and I won an award for excellence recently for online technical documentation that I have maintained and developed further, since it was initially written two years ago.