After spending her first day off in months whale watching, it's heigh-ho and off to work we go for Julie Owens.
She isn't spending much time catching up lost sleep after retaining Parramatta for Labor, defying predictions of defeat from polls and even senior ministers within her own party.
She's straight back to work this week and even asking for more work by putting up her hand for a shadow portfolio.
"I'm ready. I was actually ready the day after the election but the closeness of the count slowed me down," Ms Owens, who has held the seat since 2004, said.
The winner of the electorate was among the last in the country to be determined, with Liberal candidate Matin Zaiter only conceding victory last Monday.
The Australian Electoral Commission still hasn't officially declared Ms Owens the winner, although the division's returning officer said she expects to do so this week.
The seat of Parramatta bucked its status as a bellweather seat, by electing a member of parliament from a party which did not win government.
Ms Owens defeated Mr Zaiter by 971 votes after the distribution of preferences, but a 3.77 per cent swing against her was recorded.
She said she wanted to spend her term in parliament rallying for more resources for Parramatta's historic and legal precincts.
"I've got some unfinished goals like the heritage precinct, which will be very difficult but still sits there as something that people care about," she said.
"The legal precinct is an issue which has really been highlighted lately by the community and I want to try to get more resources into it. That's a community-driven project."
Ms Owens wouldn't be drawn on whether she would vote for Anthony Albanese or Bill Shorten to lead the federal Labor Party in opposition.
"I'm one of those people that give myself time," she said.
"I've got a little while. I'll talk to a lot of people and think about it from a different range of angles. I'll give myself room to change my mind several times."