March 3, 2015
My Last Day.
I've had the best gift for the few months. The gift of time,
given to me by my boss. I was able to take a break from
work for the last 8 weeks. Tomorrow would be exactly 8
weeks & it's my first day back. Almost 2 months of bliss!
The time away has been useful. I did quite a bit
of packing, purging & painting. I took time to relax,
to truly reconnect with myself, to ponder my future, my
career, my book & none of it had to be rushed. I'm sad to
go back as I was just getting into the groove of having
long periods of time for myself. But my crew missed me, I
missed them & referrals for new families who need grief
counselling are piling up. So grateful for this time & hope to
have another long break again one day. What a great
boss I have! A true treat & something I will always cherish.
Getting ready to move, shedding the "stuff" I don't need to
worry about any longer, re looking at how I function in my
work & my daily life, & time to write, sleep, heal & dream
was more than I could have ever dreamed of.
Have you ever had a chance to take a "real" break?
What did you do with your extended time off?