Furlough Diary Day 100 – The Hard Work of Rest

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You might have a little chuckle at this but I am finding it really hard work to rest! It’s so much easier to be mindlessly busy than it is to slow down and do as little as possible. In my case, I am trying to be on devices less and do more peaceful activities, but boy oh boy is it tricky to get off of devices. I didn’t realise how much of my life is based around looking at a screen and how much I […]

Furlough Diary Final Day – I’m Coming Out

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I’m coming out, it’s time to be brutally honest. As I said in my previous musing, I’ve taken this Furlough as an opportunity for a much needed Sabbatical. What I didn’t tell you was that there is so much more to this story than I’m able to share, but I will try to share an overview with you here today. I’ve always seen myself as one on a journey from a worm into a butterfly. I’m fascinated by metamorphosis and the fact that an ugly […]

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Furlough Diary Day 9 – Confession

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I’ve decided to come clean! Here is my confession. I mean no disrespect to those who are struggling, dealing with the loss of a loved one or are in despair. This is purely based on my life and my experience with Covid-19. I am in SUCH A GOOD PLACE! In fact, I can’t remember when last I was in such a place, perhaps 1991. Naturally, the sunshine makes everything a little better and everyone a lot happier. As far as lifestyle goes, this is utopia […]

Furlough Diary Day 1 – Letting Go

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It’s been really tough letting go. I’ve put my ‘out of office’ on but keep checking one last time before I close my email. I’ve checked and rechecked that the team know what to do and that all the automated systems are working. I’ve streamlined as much as possible which is refreshing and will make everything work so many better going forward. So already, good has come out of this and I know much more good is to come. Tomorrow is the big day and […]

My Furlough Diary

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It’s been just over a month since Covid-19 became a reality to us. Cases started popping up in the UK from January 2020 but it’s only really in the past month that we have had to face the reality of this global situation. It’s all still a bit surreal and at times feels more like we’re in a sci-fi movie than living in the present reality. Change is all around us and in some cases completely out of control. Change is also an option in […]