This week I can finally say I am ready; ready for Christmas and ready for the rest of my life, it has been a week of tying loose ends. I went into work to say my final goodbyes, I was so nervous, but it was fine and nice to see everybody. As I sat in college I knew I had most definitely made the right decision. I was so worried about going in and feeling sad, but I never felt that at all. I felt excited and a little empowered that I made such a life changing decision.
I am not fully sure of the future but I have hopes and am excited about giving my future my best shot. Two of my lovely colleagues also took me out for lunch, this meant so much at such a busy time of year and it was nice to catch up as friends and not ex colleagues. I have met up with a few of the girls since my departure and I hope I keep in touch with them.
I have come away from my teaching career with great memories, some wonderful friends, knowing that I have trained some incredibly talented hairdressers, I have received some lovely cards and gorgeous presents. And have also learned some very important life lessons in the last 2 months.
I think I have managed to get Christmas organised, well I have 2 bits to sort out but that’s all. Everything is wrapped and cards posted so I can breathe. I hate wrapping so shut myself in my bedroom with no distractions and forced myself to get the job done.
On Thursday I attended Joe’s school carol service, I look forward to this every year it is such a beautiful service. In fact I think it is the first year I didn’t cry. But honestly it is so beautiful the carols they have chosen and sing every year are just stunning and the children work so hard. Its times like this that make you remember what Christmas is all about, I honestly think it is one of my favourite parts of Christmas.
Joe came home from School yesterday and went straight to bed with a sore throat; I am not sure whether it is all the excitement or a cold. We were meant to be going to a special ladies 18th birthday party but decided that Joe needed to stay at home so we cancelled and snuggled on the sofa.
I made the right decision as he has woken up this morning with hardly any voice and, and his cough sounds like a bark. So it’s a quiet weekend on the cards for Joe as we are off to Center Parcs for a few nights next week and I want him on full form for that.
This Christmas feels so odd, usually we are away over the weekend and I am mad busy at work on the run up to Christmas. I think it is just a matter of adapting to my new life, and enjoying living it on my terms. And then of course there is this oddly warm weather, what is that all about? Where is the snow and frost?
So thats it I had better remove my colour before my hair falls out ha ha. I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas, enjoy the festive season with all that lovely mulled wine, mince pies and copious amounts of food. And lots of long countryside walks to walk it all off.