I know I have been a bit quiet and there has been a bit of a gap between blog posts. That is because I have been doing a life audit.
Early in December I took sick – a combination of things. It was a real large bump in the road as I realised that I could no longer work full-time.
I have been working since I turned 16. I had a Saturday job in a shoe store and then worked my way through college. After graduating I started working and to be honest I have never stopped. I even cut my maternity leave to a couple of weeks as I was working for myself.
Not working has been quite some adjustment, and something that has taken some time to get used to. I love being busy and really relish a busy mind. My body unfortunately doesn’t agree. A recent diagnosis of Fibromyalgia on top of the other health issues I have been fighting was literally the straw that broke the camel’s back.
So what have I been doing?
My quote this week says it all really.
Honour the place between no longer and yet
I would really like to thank my friends and family who have been incredibly supportive. They have guided me to take stock. To do a life audit.
What can I do, and what can’t I do. What skills do I have and what skills can be transferred. One friend told me to consider myself a client and look at myself as a product. What are the good things about me and where are my weaknesses. I have been doing just that, taking stock and doing a life audit of myself. Figuring out what I really want and how to achieve it.
It takes some time to get used to what you no longer have to do. I finally switched off my morning alarm and am letting myself wake up naturally. I am still a morning person, but it is a relief not to be wakened by beep beep beep at 6.30 in the morning.
I am also taking care of myself. Nice long walks and time set aside each day for meditation and learning. (read about my very long walk here)
Of course my active mind is exploring new opportunities. I have a few ideas I am playing with in my head and hope that I will find some great opportunities to volunteer in the future. I am excited as my knowledge grows and hope to use my new skills in a part-time capacity in the future.
For now though I am in the middle – honouring the place between no longer and yet.
I sincerely want to thank everyone that reads my blog and gives me feedback. The one thing that I have realised is that I love blogging and will continue to blog and hopefully inspire.
Thanks for reading