Life is full of choices, many don’t have lasting consequences, quite a few have significant cumulative effects, and some have a major impact on our lives. I’ve been pondering one of those bigger ones over the last few days - several positions are being advertised at my previous workplace (the National Poisons Centre) and I’ve been sorely tempted to apply. However, the job requires working a 24 hour, 7 day a week roster which has caused problems for me in the past.
So I’ve been thinking over the pros and cons for a few days now, slowly becoming more realistic in my thinking as I’ve discussed it with others and remembered why it was that I needed to move on from that job in the first place. To seal things, this evening I dug through this very blog and found many of the posts I wrote during the years I worked at the Poison Centre which served to remind me of the realities of how shift-work affected me. It was no fun and I’m glad to have my own first-hand account of how I was feeling during that time, this is very powerful in convincing me that it would not be a good move to go back to that role.
Another plus to keeping a blog, even if my posts have wandered all over the place over the years, it serves as a personal record of my thinking over time.