A month has passed and I am now waving from my redundancy bubble; “Hello world!”
Inside the bubble life is relaxed, we have the luxury of time and boy does that feel good. Work versus home often pitched against each other in terms of time available. Now, I’m slowly getting through all the things that have been on the ‘to do’ list for an age. The house is clean, the fridge is stocked, the ‘working mother’ me constantly struggled to maintain that effectively.
How am I doing on my goals I set myself a month ago?
The consumer aspect; shopping for basics, not entering Waitrose (twice only doesn’t count, OK?), or shopping malls has been easy. The time available has meant I’ve been baking and making better family meals, strawberrry cupcakes and homemade pizza. That sort of stuff makes life taste better.
I haven’t made a curry (that was my Waitrose #fail).
As for redundancy not being personal, as I posted (here) there have been on going ‘issues’ with work and that hasn’t been easy, I don’t feel they played ‘nicely’
but I’ve turned that subject over and made my decision or ‘bed to lie in’ depending on your point of view.
I am aware that I am very much in a bubble, my world has shrunk, both in terms of everyday interaction and because I choose to walk rather than drive, mostly I stay in my neighbourhood. I am happy in my own company and the company of my family. I like my tiny world. It’s a world I’ve stepped into through different periods of my life, this time it has the added bonus of family and that is my principal focus and I am indulging myself and us. I know that this is an indulgence and that this is a bubble, because the big reality is I don’t have a job and I will need one. I haven’t declared all out war on finding a job, I’m more on a hill observing the battle, throwing the odd hand grenade. It looks fairly grim from up here. I know at some point I am going to have to charge down that hill all guns blazing and hope I come out the other side with a medal for my efforts.
In the meantime, all is good in the neighbourhood and time to enjoy summer.