I realised that yesterday was THE BIG DEADLINE ™ for my former office.
Which made me blink in shock and reflect on the last few months. For the first time in a decade I was able to relax over the festive period.
I’m not working 12+ days and 40+ hours of overtime. I was able to visit (extended) family, spend time with my hus-creature and kidlets without feeling guilt.
It felt/feels amazing. My stress levels are much reduced, at least in one way. Yes, my blood pressure is still an issue, and I’ve had/have other stressors, but those are gradually reducing.
I’m happy. I’m missing work, but mostly in the “having my own money” arena and some occasional adult conversation.
I’m going to make a serious attempt at doing something with my yarn skills. I do have my knitting group for at least weekly human interaction, plus the lovely J and H when our schedules allow. I actually planned some colorways last night. I have a specific notebook and I’m writing things down. I also have the hus-creature asking me practical questions, which really helps, as I have a slight tendency to just think about the creative side 😂🤣