I got home about 9.30 Wednesday night after 5 very full on days away and I was *exhausted*. I must be ready for lots of sleep … or not! Turns out I have a bad case of busy brain. Between LIANZA meetings, keynote speakers, visiting family, chatting with other librarians, and attending presentations I’ve got a lot to think about, and that’s without delving into my stockpile of work emails, and appointments for the coming week.

To quote Oprah, what I know is true is this; nothing is on fire. (except for my brain perhaps). What do I mean? There’s a lot I want to do, write, act on, people I want to connect with, people I want to thank. It can feel so urgent when you’ve been somewhere like conference, somewhere inspiring. It’s important to use that momentum, but I think it’s also important to take some time to evaluate your priorities and decide what to do, and how to do it. Otherwise it can be just so much busy-work.

Over the next week or two I’ll blog, because writing clarifies my thoughts, and I know from past experience actions will fall out of that process. I’m excited to get doing, but in the meantime, the fire can just be a slow smouldering.

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