In the beginning….
Yesterday, I was reminded by a wonderful post by @peabee Beryl that we often forget to reflect on our lives & think about people & events that got us to where we are. I thought about the start of this adventure.
When I first left headship I was going to do all sorts of things but I didn’t have a list & thought they would all come flooding to me. After a few weeks it was clear that this was not going to happen mainly because my system was shouting rest, rest, rest! Unfortunately, having run schools as the head for over 13 years, I didn’t know how to do rest. I tried. I really did! My OH was at a loss as to how to help me move into what should be another wonderful stage of my life.
We visited a National Trust house & in one of the children’s bedrooms, suddenly I was reminded of my childhood & a possible short term solution – jigsaw puzzles! I’ve always enjoyed them & they became my ‘work’ for a while. They allowed me to focus & achieve. I became very possessive about them & would only allow help with the ‘sky’ type pieces!
Things have moved on now & I’m gradually filling up that blank piece of paper but…there’s always a puzzle on the go – just in case!