I recently left my job. I did so for various reasons but the main one was the amount of stress it was causing me. I’ve been off work for five weeks so far and have very much been enjoying my life as a housewife.
On the day I finished work I got home to find an envelope waiting for me on the doormat. It turned out to be a lovely little doodle from a very thoughtful Elinor, wishing me encouragement with the ‘post job’ chapter of my life.
I’m not actually sure which mouse this is. Elinor can you enlighten me?
The first few weeks of my new found freedom turned out to be a little strange. My body clearly decided it needed a rest and didn’t want to do much. However, the last few weeks have been very productive and I now find that I wake up each day excited about whatever it is I have planned. It’s been great! I shan’t bore you with all of the details but here are a few things I’ve done over the past five weeks.
Alex and I celebrated our Second Wedding Anniversary at the end of February. Alex is in a new job and is very much enjoying it, and it seemed quite fitting to enter our third year of marriage with both of us in new situations. Wahoo, I love being married!
Gwen and I went to visit Elinor in Lincoln a few weeks ago. It was a lovely few days and much fun was had eating out, watching Sense and Sensibility and generally wondering around the lovely city.
Gwen and I are taking advantage of my current lack of a job to organise a Craft Fair! We’re having good fun with it and are getting rather excited, but more on that to follow another time. Yay!
Hmm, what else have I done… Well, I’ve re-organised and deep cleaned the kitchen, spent a couple of days mending a torn first communion dress, I’m loosing weight at last (put on a lot of it by stress eating..), I’ve started a few new embroidery projects, mended some clothes that have been needing my attention for a long time… the list goes on (and on and on). Suffice it to say I’m enjoying my time off and I’m using it well.
Anyway, I’m boring you, so methinks I’ll sign off and write some letters!