I may have mentioned this fact once or twice or sixty times, but I’m returning to full-time work at the end of this month. In five days, in fact.
This has meant I’ve suddenly decided to do all of the important thing such as making sure I have my bank details ready, sorting out my superannuation and trying to decide which mug I should bring with me. I mean, it’s a difficult choice: Do I take the 2016 Pantone mug when they couldn’t pick a single colour? Or the Pride and Prejudice classic cover one? What about that Doctor Who one with the WWII dalek? Choosing a new superannuation fund is child’s play compared with that.
And finally, there’s the most important task of all: over-thinking everything.
I’m great at over-thinking things. It’s my main hobby, right up there with writing, photography and knitting anything that stays still long enough. I’ll over-think every significant occasion and once it’s over, I’ll continue over-thinking, combing through everything I said and did to work out precisely what sort of idiot I am.
I really do love my brain, but sometimes I wonder if we’re even on the same team.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to prepare for a new job while over-thinking every last thing, here’s my quick guide.