You should apply for this role, it will be a piece of cake my friend said. Haha, I was conned all right! I will admit that I worried at one point that my job as project manager for Qld Health in Torres and Cape, TCHHS, was going to kill me, the stress was like nothing I had experienced in my entire life, and I thought I would be really annoyed if it did!
The idyllic photos I took while on TI, Thursday Island for non Aussies, do not reflect the horrendously hectic time my team and I went through that week. But like always, some good always comes out of every challenge. And that was the teamwork and bond we forged to get ourselves over this ‘hurdle’! We worked until midnight that week and too many times for another couple of weeks after that. But we had wonderful laughs too!
Being in Cairns had some unexpected bonuses such as catching up with a few special people – my sister who had made Cairns one of their destinations on their Aussie trip, biking friends who returned home in Cairns, an artist friend and discovering some of Cairns’ beauty and wilderness spots with my love over a couple of week ends.
I am typing this at 11,200m on my Virgin flight back to Brisbane. It will take a bit of time to recover and unwind and I can’t wait to be back with Anthony. I would not have managed to keep with this job without his support. Anthony kept me sane and distracted when he came up to Cairns and did everything at home, yes, even all the cooking – he now makes the best ever apple and rubbard crumble! And he did all the planning for our upcoming trip.I will remember my time on this project, both while in Brisbane and then in Cairns, fondly because, as always, life is about the people and I worked with 2 amazing teams. I could not have achieved what I did without the amazing support of the most awesome teams. I will miss them but it’s time for some family time now. Thanks the memories Cairns and TCHHS, it really has been awesome.
Chat to you all again soon. Next stop Abu Dhabi!