Cutting the cord, quitting work
We have now been on the road for a few weeks – not quite Asia, but we have packed up and left New Zealand where we had been living for 4 1/2 years and now back in England seeing family and friends. We have temporarily ditched the steady, safe working world which is a mixed bag of feelings.
It is surprisingly difficult not working. I have spent all our adult years working, being a work “something”. A work divorce with which comes a loss of identity – that part of your world where you functioned for someone else. Bound by the rules, culture, requirements of an organisation. A whole part of your day to day life has gone (Monday to Friday!). Now I need to recalibrate and channel this time and energy into day-to-day living. Yes, it’s a fantastic sense of freedom, but it is a unwinding process which is not all that easy. It will take me time to move to the slow, or the slow-er lane.
Post-divorce adjustment. It is uncomfortable. Every divorce brings about change. And change is not easy. I need to trust myself that I have made the right decision. For now this is a process. It involves family support and taking care of myself. Spending time here in England doing the things I enjoy. Spending time with people I care about. Taking time to recharge my batteries. A divorce brings new beginnings. I want to discover interests from the past – reading, history, arts. It’s a big ask, but this journey is about positive change, and I am excited to see what unfolds..