I'm on leave again. Yay! But I have too much work to do. Boo!
It's the grant writing season at the moment. Researchers all over Australia are trying to cobble together their ideas and submitting their requests for funding from the Commonwealth Government. Last year, I nearly went insane cobbling together my proposal. I even experienced what I thought was a heart attack (you know its bad when you accept that it might actually be better for the heart attack to kill you than to persist with the agony of grant-writing). After all the heartache (literally), the project still didn't get funded.
So...this year, I'm trying a different tact. I have a pile of papers I need to read but I've decided not to go to the office (since I'm technically on leave). Instead, I'm going to plant myself in the corner of the coffee shop at the NGV, order a soy chai latte, and try and enjoy the experience.