And I'm having one.
Left work today and I'm not going back.
I booked this holiday a while ago and recently went to the office to apply for an extension.
I have a lot of leave accumulated and I think an extended period of not lifting heavy bags and not standing in one spot for four hours at a time can only be good for me.
I'll take things easy, get lots of sleep, continue with the swimming until it gets too cold and do some mild exercise of the stretching variety. And some walking too.
I'll be able to wean myself off the large amounts of painkillers I take daily just to be able to work.
I don't take them on weekends because I'm able to stop and rest or lie down if my back begins to ache. (can't do that at work)
All this has to be beneficial surely.
The best part?
I get to sleep in.
Another good thing?
I don't have to wait around at bus stops and then spend about an hour bracing myself against the turns and sudden stops as the buses carry me to and from work.
My only worry is that after an extended time off, I may not want to go back.
(Actually not too worried about that.)
A quote from the story I'm currently reading says it all.
"There were miles behind me, and miles ahead, and plenty of time on the clock. I had no ambitions and very few needs. I would be OK, whatever came next."
I'll be okay, whichever path I eventually choose.
THE CHALK MAN IS BACK!!
4 hours ago