Well how things are changing in the last few months i’ve gone from being an ”at home mum” to working full-time night shifts then very recently transferred to-day shifts and even looking into a return to nursing course which will enable me to practise as a registered nurse again.
How do i feel about all this….. loving the job the care home is of very high standard and we are all developing a great friendship between us staff and with the residents. Physically i’m finding things a little hard going at times and get very tired aswell as the aches and pains of age i suppose. Mentally i’ve become so much more confident and can see a very clear future, not even considered reducing or stopping my antidepressants as i’m enjoying everything at the moment and don’t really want it spoilt.
Even though i’m working full-time its done in 3 shifts so i get some nice time off, which has enabled us to take on another ambition of ours and that’s having an allotment, we love it and so far with this gorgeous weather managing to spend every spare minute there. Its so peaceful which is very surprising as it hidden on a small site in the middle of a housing estate.
Sadly not everything is peachy … my eldest son has decided he really wants his own place and sort of put himself into the care system, it makes me sad that he feels like this but if it’s what he wants then i can only support him where and when i can. I think back now and i suppose i’ve been very lucky up until now not to have not needed much outside help. After leaving an abusive controlling ex (sons dad) then going into another relationship with step children we’ve got away quite lightly.
I do feel everything is good and will work out for the best for all of us, change can be difficult but soon becomes the norm 🙂
Just going to end this post here as i’m eager to do a separate post on updating my allotment 🙂