and another cracks open. This week I signed my official severance paperwork. I also submitted my grad school applications. I suppose neither act is monumental in itself, but it struck me as an interesting juxtaposition. Now, I wait. For severance benefits to arrive. For grad schools to decide.
My last working day was one month ago today. I’m trying to develop a bit of a routine. Something other than getting sucked into the internet all day would be good. I’ve worked for over 35 years. It was always who I was. A new identity doesn’t just appear overnight. But, slowly, the new me will emerge, I suppose. In the meantime, I get to go to the gym more, have lunch with friends more, read more, clean parts of the house that haven’t been touched in far too long and yes, get sucked into the internet once in a while. Plus, I haven’t had to get up at 5:00 once! Being a lady of leisure has some privileges.