This week I helped run three workshops on researcher training and data management, and it was the first time I'd got up in front of a physical room to talk to people since October 2019. I was very anxious before the first session on Tuesday, and I'd forgotten that talking in front of real people is energising.

I think that the engagement part of my job is the one I'm getting the most satisfaction from, even though in some ways it's the most stressful.

Anyway I'm now on holidays for a week, and it will be the first time I've been out of Sydney for more than a day since we went to New York in 2019. So, TGIF.