Monday, 27 April 2015

A - Z Challenge - W is for What's Next?

My theme for this challenge is family and relations.

This post was going to be Wives “married women” but you’ve heard a lot about me already in my other roles so I’ve decided to go with What's Next?  It’s appropriate because yesterday was my official last day at my job that I’ve had for 14 years. 

I’ve not actually been going to work for the last two months as my GP decided I was not fit for work so the passing of the last day was a bit of a non-event.  As was last Friday which would have been my last working day.  Friday was hard as I did not leave my job through choice.  It’s true that I resigned but only because I felt I had no alternative.

What’s next?  I’m not sure yet.  I have a long list of things that need doing.  One of which is to look at our finances and see if I need to get another job or not.  If I do I will need to consider what sort of job I’d want and I’d need to revamp my CV.  If I don’t need to work I’ll need to decide if I want to work or if not how I will fill my time.

It’s all a bit scary.  I’ve started making lists but now I have to start crossing things off the list.  (Did I ever mention that I love making lists but not very good at doing what's on them? lol)

Friday was a sad day for me but today was better.  I needed to go to the Vet’s to pick up some tablets for my cat so I walked there.  It was about a 3 ½ mile round trip but the weather was nice and it was good to get out in the fresh air.  In the afternoon I made some plans for a family gathering we are having on Sunday for my hubby’s 60th birthday.  It’s good to keep busy.

I’ve seen a few people who have a “101 things in 1001 days” list and I might think about that.  Having targets and things to look forward to is good.  One other priority is taming the toilet demon.  (For anyone who needs that explaining check out this post.)  He reared his head again yesterday and I nearly didn’t go to watch the London Marathon.  But I’m glad to say I dealt with the demon and made it.   

It was important for me to go as my youngest son was taking part.  Unfortunately he must have been running past us so fast that we all blinked and missed him!  He wasn’t running that fast of course but with all the crowds it’s difficult to pick people out.  He managed to complete the course in just under 4 hours which was his aim so he was pleased with himself and he raised money for charity.  We did get to meet up with him at the end and it was a good day out.

What’s next? Time to get this post posted and then to bed. I'll worry about tomorrow when it gets here.


  1. I so admire people who walk to do errands. I walk for exercise but only a mile a day. Of course I am somewhat older.

    Too bad about the job. It seemed like things had been worsening for awhile. I'm glad you are out of there.

    Surely you will find something to do that is enjoyable, and, if you can find a job that is less stressful it will be a bonus. Cheers!

  2. I hope today is a good day and that you are able to start to look forward.

    Believe me, you will find plenty to fill your time and end up wondering how you ever had time to go to work.

    By the way we have 2 toilets here so if you can only make the journey....

  3. I guess any change, particularly one so big, will take a while to adjust too but you'll soon find things to do. Sometimes the simple things in life are the most pleasurable:)


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