Sunday, 20 February 2011

A week of contemplation lies ahead...

I think I am actually going to manage more than one post this week. I know, seriously?? It has been a while! But I am in the no man's land this week of 'the week off between one job and the next', and so I am indulging myself!

I am enrolled online as a student nurse and will be starting on February 28th. It feels good to say it openly! I have kept it to myself for what seems like the longest time. Thanks to my Mum I am good to go :)

At work, on the whole, I got the reactions I was expecting. I'm glad that I left it as late as possible to let people know that I was leaving; there were two categories of response and both of them got to be difficult after a while! Some people responded badly to me going and were quite unpleasant; this was difficult because I couldn't change that I was leaving or what I was going to be (the fact that I was leaving to be a NURSE of all things went down really badly with some people!) and so I just had to put up with it! Being called names across the office was what I expected, but it got really wearing very quickly.

The other type of response was luckily for me what most people decided to go with; they told me that they were upset that I was going and that they would miss me, but that they wished me all the best and hoped that I would keep in touch. Now, you really couldn't ask for a better response than that. But oh my gosh, I cried so many times!! I am glad that I was able to make so many great friends; it has been very sad to say goodbye to them all (not that it's 'goodbye' so much as 'well I won't be seeing you 5 days a week anymore'), more so than I think I realised it would be! I don't think many of the people I work with had ever seen me cry; now I think most if not all of them have! If only for that reason (I do not like crying in public!), I am glad that it didn't go on too much longer :) I didn't have many tears left!

So this weekend has been a weekend for me; I've had to keep reminding myself that I don't have to go to work on Monday, and that I've said goodbye (to some people at least) for the last time. So weird, I have been seeing many of these people for about 5 years, some for as long as 10. So what do you do with yourself? I've done a bit of spring cleaning (the cat left until the bed was made with fresh linen and then she returned)...
... and all that's really left is scrappy corner. But I kind of like it like this, especially with the Mickey Mouse glass of wine in pride of place :) might just play for a while before completing my big tidy-up....
Been working on a few different art journal pages which I'm not sharing yet as they're not finished(I know, I should concentrate on one at a time LOL) and now have access to a sewing machine which I really want to play with, so am glad there were a few pics on my camera to fill this post :) happy weekend everybody!

Gayle xx

3 comments:

Julie Boeck said...

Gayle, I wish you all the best in your schooling! You will be a wonderful nurse!

humel said...

Good for you! Nursing is such a valuable job to do - a vocation - I don't understand how anyone could be horrible about it. Enjoy this week! xx

kel.light@journaljourneys said...

Oh hun sorry you had some difficult encounters but I wish you all the best in your new path! Woohoo!