Thursday, 4 April 2013

Thursday Thoughts -

Catherine over at Seeking Susan, Meeting Marie has started a weekly theme called Thursday Thoughts. I don't guarantee to play along each week, but here is this week's offering.

I have spent the last few days clearing my study, reducing the mountain of unfiled papers to a reasonable set of smaller piles ready for filing. I had NO idea I had so much genealogical data, no idea at all!

During part of the clear up I came across a card, sent to me by my former boss back in 2008. We had worked together rather successfully and I was moving on, to a training post from an area role. I read the card and smiled at the happy memories identifying with his comments. I thought that I would share this one with you
"......I hope you will remember some of the conversations we have had over the past few years; and please remember to always save some time and energy for yourself....."
I read that and thought D, you know I forgot don't you?

Professional burn out happens and sadly you don't realise until it is too late. Shame on me that I have done it more than once in my professional career, and never again the cost is simply to great.

2 comments:

  1. Cleanups always reveal some treasures that get lost in the clutter. Happened to me today and re-appeared just at the right time... so I'm smilin'

    How lovely that you re-discovered treasure put "a smile on your dial" too Julie. Cheers, Catherine.

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  2. I can completely relate Julie! I finally learnt as the fourth approached. The same obsessiveness that makes us good genealogists can be hazardous in the workplace. Here's to taking care of ourselves more!

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