Back from our nation's capital

Back from our nation's capital

Well, I’m up late, way past my thinking expirey trying to conquer parts of the long list of things that I have to get done. My brain has stopped working and I don’t think I’m going to be able to get to sleep yet, even if I have to wake up at 5:30am.

So, I guess I owe you an explanation as to what I’ve been doing.

Well, the Canberra trip was a lot of fun… some BIG nights which kinda knocked me around being up to the wee hours of the morning and backing up for a long day, several days in a row.

It was all worth it though… however, now I have more great people which I feel compelled to keep up with :/ (ahh, how the facebook friend list grows just to scare you by how many people you don’t see regularly).

Things on my (abridged) todo list: tonnes of client work, heaps of [email protected] work, change my income at [email protected] to contract, stagger my income and sort out youth allowance, get subjects approved for exchange, get my honours proposal and pre-approval from Macquarie and SFU, prepare and present two presentations, meet with Rhodes scholarship representative, meet with International Internship liason, apply for International Youth Leadership Conference, send out sponsorship letters (for IYLC and Henley), organise accommodation/boat hire/airfares/insurance/fundraising/website/cocktail ball/advertising for Henley, write to the Australian Sports Commission/Rowing Australia/Australian Olympic Committee for support (funding and/or contacts) for my thesis, finalise my flight details, complete (aka “start”) my internship portfolio, complete my Mentors @ Macquarie sessions, attend 10 x 3hour GLP colloquia, attend 2 x 4hr GLP distinguished speaker events, process exchange & GLP paperwork etc…

Wow, now that it’s down in writing I see how over committed I am, that doesn’t even include training for Henley, working 2 days a week and doing 15cp at uni (full-time is 12cp). Yikes!

At the same time I am missing having anyone who I am sharing the ins and outs of my life with, mentor/soulmate what ever you want to call someone who you are bare-bone honest with, sharing the nitty gritty details.

Also since I’m such a physical person, I’m missing all the hugs, kisses & snuggling etc that normally comes with a romantic relationship. I hug my guy friends so much that one said I must be sexually frustrated! πŸ˜›

On a different tone, I’m doing considerably well considering all the above. I’m reasonably keeping my mental health. Although Canberra put me several steps back as far as getting things done, it certainly put me on top of things mentally by giving me a chance to chill, meet new people, hit the dance floor, enjoy my drink without worrying about driving, lay on the grass without doing any uni readings etc…

I’m really excited about all the things I have planned but I somehow need to get on top of it all. Wish me luck πŸ˜›

I actually think that I’m going to have to seriously cut back my hours at [email protected] and focus any time that I’m working on contract work.


I hope you had a Guiness, I did πŸ˜€

P.S. I can’t wait to get over to Canada!!! This is all so worth while in the end…

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