As many of you will have noticed, I’ve been “gone” for almost two months. To some of you, I’ve explained my absence but I’d like to present a “compact” version here as well.
As many of you know, I’ve been the head of my department at work last year. Due to problematic circumstances beyond my control, I decided it best for me to formally resign from said position effective December, 31st 2014.
Fast-forward to mid 2015: A new head of department has been installed. Naturally, I’m her deputy. The “problematic circumstances” mentioned above have gone even more “challenging” by now. Both my new team lead and I do all we can for everyone involved.
Mid September 2015 – things get rougher for a lot of reasons. The team lead goes on extended holidays and I’m taking over. There are lots of things to do and way too few hours in a day to work on them – even for a highly skilled and systematically working professional like myself.
I’m working very long each week (I won’t mention how long exactly to avoid all kinds of trouble :) ) and, thus, have to cut down on all other activities and since Exherbo is the most time-consuming one, it’s the first (but not the last) to suffer from that.
By now, I have a few effective methods (and professional help) to avoid a burn-out, etc. and so, now that my team lead is back at work, things should slowly be going back to normal. Which – as you can see – effectively means: I’m back. :-)