Monday, October 6, 2014
#MicroblogMondays: Uncharted territory
Sixteen years ago, I headed back to work in early October after being off since our daughter's stillbirth in early August. (Three days later, my grandfather passed away, & I didn't return to work for more than week afterward.) Over the years, I've often taken a few days or a week in October to paint the house, entertain my visiting mother, go to New York City, enjoy the fall colours, use up my vacation time before I lost it. And then returned to face the particular madness that was year end at my workplace.
Now I'm unemployed/retired, and in a few weeks, October will segue into November. This will be uncharted territory for me: since I started working almost 30 years ago, I've rarely had more than a day or two off in November or pre-Christmas December. Will I be crawling the walls with cabin fever, once the weather turns cold & grey, or will be I happy to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea & my laptop or a good book? Will I still be writing my annual "I hate November" post??
I guess I'll soon find out. :)
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.