Searching for the thrill of it

April has been a hugely busy month full of exciting ideas and learning new things. It feels like I’ve crammed more new things into my brain in the last 3 weeks than in the last 3 years. And it’s a brain that is WORKING PROPERLY AGAIN! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! 😀

It’s funny how you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s no longer accessible to you… Most of you have no idea what that’s like – but anyone who’s become a mother will know it to a certain extent, though I still maintain that this is worse because at least when the mothers have it they know their braincells are being destroyed for the benefit of another human!

I don’t have an IQ in the 160s, but I’m still pretty fecking clever, and when I lost fast read-write access to my brain it was hideous. When nothing works, everything slows and is like wading through treacle just to get to the right word, you feel like a plonker and a waste of space. People either look at you funny or finish your sentence for you. Arrgh! I hated it.

Not having chemo brain any more means life is AMAZING again!

I’ve been learning about lean project development techniques and agile. For project managers this is pretty cool stuff as it gets the work done in smaller chunks and shows you something you can play with much faster. I’m working with someone who has been applying this method for a few projects now and loves it, so that’s pretty exciting. I’ve met a lot of new people this month and have been networking like crazy, which is out of my comfort zone but surprisingly enjoyable.

In other news,

My friend Kerry has taken her exams today to get on to her teacher training course. She’s given up a lot over the last few months, including a full-time job 5 minutes from her house and a steady income. The great news is that she passed; all the revising, hard work and stress has been worth it and she can follow the dream that she has had for ages, and finally it’s all happening for her. I’m really pleased. GO KERRY!!!

We are always running
For the thrill of it, thrill of it
Always pushing up the hill
Searching for the thrill of it

On and on and on
We are calling out and out again
Never looking down
I’m just in awe of what’s in front of me