I'm 'in charge' of Awards evening this year. 130 students being presented with a book or trophies in acknowledgement of achievement. 400 guests. 1 person collecting nominations, printing congratulations letters, invitations to parents and VIPs, ensuring that 70 books have the right names printed on their book plates and ready to be presented in the right order. Sixty silver trophies shining and glass awards polished. One person to organise it (along with all their normal work) - me. It's normally a job I share but this year I'm on my own and the enormity of the task feels overwhelming. I've spent a lot of time in denial that it can be done by one person, but I need to change my mind set from an 'it can't be done' to 'let's see if it can be done'.
So today I have broken the job down and made a timescale of what needs to be done and when to do it. Rather than one huge undertaking, it feels a bit more manageable. I feel as though I have clawed back a little bit of control. I know when my busiest times will be and having it written down chronologically makes me feel more confident that this just might be do-able. But I have been sitting down, tense and in a bad position for far too long and whilst I now have a beautifully organised spreadsheet, and a slightly happier frame of mind, my knee is regretting that final cha-cha-cha last night.
Simply a moment of my working life - recorded in conjunction with Alexa's blog.