I think, in the end, the decision to reduce the commuting time and cut out the bus part of the journey will pay off! I had completely forgotten I can read serious books on a train, whereas reading even light fiction on a bus is well nigh impossible, (I’ve tried, oh, I’ve tried!) so the half an hour on the main train lends itself nicely to a good reading slot, which I was too tired to do when I got home in the evenings before.
Interesting conversations with those with whom I work today… there appears to have been attitude adjustments all round over the last two or three weeks, and work was being tackled in a far more serious fashion that I have been accustomed to seeing.
I think I’ve also made the correct decision not to continue in this work after this session is finished. It’s been good work to do in this year, but long term it will not be good. Either for me, or for those I work with… It’s helping me sit very lightly to the chaos I know that is going on in this sector.
This week also sees the resuming of the last stage of serious negotiations and discussions about the Rest of My Life. I still have no clue what I want to be when I grow up, but I know what I don’t want to be, and with that, I am content.