The F Word

It’s been a long time since I sat down at my laptop and started writing but, I can assure you, there’s a very good explanation for that: Fatigue.

Indeed, it seems as though I had been working a little to hard over the past few months and driven myself over the edge. There’s nothing like heading back to work after a week’s holiday only to be told by your doctor that you need another week off.

If there’s one thing I have learned from my recent experience it’s that there’s no point driving yourself into the ground. In this industry, where news is constantly breaking and spreading online, it’s easy to find yourself working almost 24/7 without noticing. Sure aren’t we all told the only way to survive in media is by having a finger in every pie and being there before the story breaks? Since graduating last November that has been my philosophy, so it was probably high time for me to have a reality check.

“Having a job is important, but not if it’s costing you in terms of your health and mental well-being”, the doctor said, and the minute she said it I knew she was right. Needless to say, I’ve set more realistic targets for myself now, and learned that I really need to get used to saying NO for a change.

I’m still getting over the last of my bout of exhaustion, so blog posts will continue to be spaced for the next while, but I just wanted to make sure you didn’t think I’d gone and jumped ship.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I haven’t quit my job. I love writing about TV and film far too much to do that.

Until next time,

S.

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