Hi everyone, hope you’re all well and enjoying the summer.
I’ve been gone a few months and have even missed a few monthly updates. So what’s been going on with me?
First job-wise I took the part-time job and have been there a few months now. I didn’t have to work my full notice so had a three-week break in between jobs and went to visit friends and family in my old town. The new job is ok and I have to tell myself that it has more positives and negatives. Whether I will stay there or not is another thing but one of the great things about it is that it is part-time. I’ve traded money for time. I like to think that this is semi retirement and I am certainly enjoying the extra time off.
The commute so far has been good. Trains are on time and I get a seat. It is a scenic journey with sea views and lots of nature to look at. I’ve seen herons and deer. I’m looking forward to the autumn and winter views when the sea will be rougher and the scenery will change colour. I read on the train and now make sure I take a thin paperback from the library with me to make my bag less heavy. I’m getting through more books this way, as I also have a book or two on the go at home, and I’m varying what I read. Can you believe I’ve only just read my first Sherlock Holmes book! I also have a train friend.
So negatives about work. The work itself is boring and very bitty. I get no job satisfaction. I prefer customer service jobs or jobs with spreadsheets. This is neither. The office is nice and so are the people who I work with. I get more money (obviously less as I’m part-time) but on a pro-rata basis it is more than my previous job and more than the jobs you get in the seaside town where I live. It’s a permanent job with two more weeks holiday than I would get anywhere else. A big plus. So I will stay unless I find anything else locally or within the same organisation which will improve life for me.
Other things going on with me. The summer is here and because I live by the sea I’ve had a few friends visit. One of the joys of my semi-retirement is that I don’t have to use my annual leave to see people as I have Mondays off as well as the weekend. Mr 33 and I are spending more time together as he doesn’t work Mondays either. We’ve had some good day trips, picnics and fun days just chilling at home watching the football. So yes life is good.
Enjoy your Sunday. I’ll stop rambling now.