The out of office button’s been pushed, the timesheet goblin fed, and I can close the laptop lid until next year. Oh, that feels good to write.
Due to a spot of luck around holidays, I’ve managed to save some days back to match the Ever Lovely Mrs J and the kids’ break too. Not that I imagine the teenagers will surface before Mrs J and I are back from our morning walk 🙂
I am planning on slowing down and taking a break from the busy-busy of work. I was talking to a friend last night and indeed work colleagues have said similar, in that November and December really seem to have hammered people’s energy levels. I would hesitate to use the word burnout, but I certainly feel the need of a proper break to get my energy levels back. I’m not sure I could’ve managed another fortnight at the recent pace.
Both the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I have had our booster jabs. Despite a sore arm last weekend, we’ve been okay and I read today how much of a difference the top up makes to you being able to resist infection. Please do get yours when you can and stay safe. ❤️
Oh, in good news a workmate secretly put me forward for a reward (Father Ted fans, feel free to yell ‘Award!’ instead 😁) and that was a really kind surprise. Not just the voucher, but the kind words, and them putting time in to make that happen. I guess leaning towards coaching and encouraging* folk rather than fixing it or telling seems to be paying off. Now, which Thursday night group helped me hone those skills? 😉
( * Mind you, I may be first against the wall come the glorious revolution that only allows The One True Binary 😋 Yeah, good luck getting that gender genie back in the bottle 😁 )
Plenty to be both thankful and cheerful given the run up to the holidays.