I went back to work!!! Yes work!!!
1 September last year I went back to working in London. Took a lot of thinking to go back to that lifestyle. I am working three days a week, two of which are in the office at London Bridge and one at home. Monday and Fridays are my free days. A long weekend every weekend. I am liking this new routine. The life of a part time contractor and not a full time employee is turning out to be very different. It feels very much as though it is on my terms and I am in control. In the past this was not always the case.
After the initial shock of catching a train to work I have settled into a regime that I enjoy. I am up early and in the office by 8.15 a.m. The office is reasonably quiet then and I can get a lot done. This means I get to leave early too. I'm normally home about 5.15 p.m so have a reasonable evening.
Meditation and my Morning Pages routines have kept me grounded and relatively unstressed. More about these in the next few blog posts. Discovering an app called Headspace has really made me focus on my meditation practice. I am finding this so helpful.
The biggest challenge has been re- skilling after a reasonable break from the office. I have worked really hard at this and it seems that I have had no space for creativity. The blog has suffered and was put on the back burner. BeingBryan was around but not publishing anything.
In the last few weeks I have found that I have rediscovered this creativity and need to write again. Here I am after so long tapping on the keys and actually publishing a post. It's a restart!