Throughout the summer my work life was steady, sometimes (mostly) bordering on slack. Most days were spent pottering about on the computer, occasionally stamping paperwork, even more occasionally doing something taxing. My work day started with a hot cup of tea, slowly sipped as I read through my Bloglovin' feed, along with checking out Facebook, Twitter and other websites...I had it easy.
And then year end happened. My days for the last 4 weeks have been spent desperately trying to field a waterfall of questions from the MD up to our parent company. Every account needs to be checked and double checked. Every difference needs to be explained and backed up with paper work. I find myself photocopying photocopies, just to make sure the information is recorded.
Last week was my chance to breathe and take stock, before the auditors hit. I should have gone into hiding when I had the chance. They arrived yesterday, three people to check one persons work, three lots of questions to field along with all the usual day to day queries that come across my desk.
I'm only two days into this audit and I'm already shattered. I'm mentally tired, emotional and ready to throw in the proverbial towel. After yet another round of questions over my bowl of reheated rice and falafels, I dramatically launched myself back into my chair...to find one of the wheels had fallen off. As I wobbled unsteadily I thought how apt this moment was. My days at the moment are full of wobbly wheel moments, when everything threatens to tumble to the floor. When I get a second I reach down, re-fix the wheel and scoot on to the next job.
Come Friday evening I will be driving down for a weekend of relaxation in Cornwall with Sion and my family, until then I just have to keep my wheels rolling.