I am back at work; charging so very fast towards mid-December when I will qualify.
It is good to be working again, and to feel useful and skilled, but I'd forgotten how busy and chaotic everything can seem when I am working. I am trying to remember to use my commute as a way of easing in and out of the working day.
These past three weeks, I've been working in Hackney - very close to home. I commute by bus, which is far more frustrating and unreliable than taking the tube, but has more interesting views.
I'm tired, energised, busy, constantly carrying around a heavy bag of books and clothes, losing track of which day it is, spritzing hairspray on my up do, texting the children to remind them to do their chores, feeling full of purpose...and also starting to feel a little bit as though this is the new normal. And this is A Good Thing.