I am very happy for you.
I wanted a third child; Mrs. Halla did not - therefore I got surgically insured against that, in order to avoid becoming celibate while married.
I have never been busier - EVER.
But, I am enjoying every minute of it.
I've been forced to learn how to be even more decisive and blunt than ever before, yet still retain my humanistic/approachable side.
In simplest terms I am "balancing more volume than ever before" - in terms of number of transactions, average magnitude of each, and ability to successfully deliver despite there often being conflicting (or even a complete lack of) defined success criteria.
There are times when I passout from exhaustion on the couch after sitting down to simply take my shoes off when I get home, but then I wake up energized 15 minutes later.
It's a fucking circus I tell you, but somehow I am enjoying the hell out of every minute of it.
After looking into the vortex for 6 years and navigating my way up the flagpole I saw the undeniable writing on the wall.
The State govt.'s IT initiatives were fragmented and of diminishing importance.
During hard times, many organizations look at I.T. as a "luxury" that can be done without.
That's because prior CIOs and procurement officers were boondoggled into buying long term contracts for products that had no real future, and then built a ton of standalone systems on top of the shitpile, and thus made the rubbish indispensible.
I'm much happier back in the private sector doing analysis and PM work for new development/integration projects.
Why must we relish ice skating around the apocalypse?
I am envious! Good for you, Bro!