Back when I had cancer I spent a lot of time whining and complaining about not being able to work. I missed being at work and was bored. I started doing a lot of crafty type stuff but the truth was I was bored.
Then I went back to work and regretted every minute of it for the last 3 months of that school year.
When I knew I'd be off work for 8 weeks with the surgery I had in January I swore to myself that I would not complain about being bored. That time off would be my reward for having made it through and this would be my time to just be.
I whined. I even worked a bit.
Then I got that fabulous advice from my principal and I'm here to tell you, I've taken that advice and run with it.
I'll admit I do check my work email daily BUT.....I am not working. I am not planning. I am not doing the newsletter. I am not even thinking about work.
This is a stretch for me. I'm a workaholic. But this time I'm doing it right.
I am off work until April 22nd and I intend to be off work until April 22nd. I'm going to relax. I'm going to heal. I'm going to write. I'm going to craft. I'm going to plan for my summer vacation (we're trying to get a Pumpkin Patch get together arranged for this summer and I couldn't be more excited!)
I'm taking care of me.
And I'm loving every minute of it!!