Tag Archives: work life balance

Resetting priorities

Today, as I head off to a family party weekend in the country to celebrate a much loved aunt’s 60th birthday, I bring you a link to a wonderful post by the wonderful & thoughtful K.G. Schneider over at Free Range Librarian, about resetting priorities and examining what really matters. That is all. Except that the wordle comes from the text of a few posts tagged family over on my other blog.

The biggest word is ‘time’

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Hard to think about work

I’m away for the weekend with 12 amazing women from my bookclub, my past, my life. Whenever I spend time with this group of women (or any combination of them), I am reminded of The West Wing episode These Women. If you’re not a West Wing fan that probably won’t mean much.

Anyway, I got up early & did some of the reading I brought away with me. I sat in front of the fire with a cup of tea & the company of one of these women, also up early in PhD writing mode.

None of these women are LIS folk, so once others started getting up, I put away my book on digital libraries & the digital humanities. At this moment these women are more important than my work goals. Off to drink more tea.

Blog every day in June

I knew it was June, really I did. I even put my name down to do a post for ALIA Sydney as part of Blog every day in June. Still, I was taken by surprise when @jobeaz’s first #blogjune post popped up on twitter.

Which is why I’m now stabbing out this very short piece on the smartphone as I wait on a street corner for a lift to a weekend away with some friends. I’m taking plenty of work related reading away, all neatly filed on the iPad as I’ve got some personal & professional deadlines next week (including the aforementioned ALIA Sydney post!).

Mostly it’s data & eResearch on my mind. More of that as June unfolds.