And so it happened! The day finally came; my last day of work was Tuesday. Today is my second day among the ranks of the (intentionally) unemployed! I’m not quite there yet with the whole relaxation gig; I’m still not sleeping very well and am still worrying about work stuff. That just how it goes for me…
I tried my best to do what I could before my last day, but there are always things that are left undone. It felt rushed from a work perspective, trying to hand things off, but I don’t think that could be helped. I will say that I have rarely felt such love and appreciation from my colleagues when leaving a job. I got so many hugs, and an appreciation lunch, and a few kind gifts, and so many kind words from those who were sorry to see me go, but understood and supported my decision. That felt really good. And they more than made up for the fact that my boss didn’t even say goodbye. Not that I was surprised by that – it just reiterated why I made the decision to leave.
I am leaving for a camping trip, but got a little bit delayed because Jesus is looking out for me! In late June I had an MRI for some weird symptoms (loss of speech) which are probably associated with migraines but who knows. The MRI revealed three small most likely benign brain tumors, so I was scheduled for a neurology consult. The appointment wasn’t until the end of October! So I’ve been on a cancellation list, because I was hoping to get in before I lose my current insurance at the end of September. I’ve gotten a few calls where I couldn’t take the call fast enough, or it was an appointment time I couldn’t take. And I got the call again this morning, just before I left town; they can get me in today at 1:40!
So fingers crossed that my family doctor is right, and it is just a weird and rare symptom of my migraines. And I can head down to the coast and brave the traffic for a few days of agate hunting, relaxing, and letting the “stink blow off of me,” as the old saying goes… I’ll keep you posted!
May you all find blessings today. Happy First Day of Fall!