Having just spotted a photo on Facebook with the caption "Tomorrow's Monday?? Again?? I don't think I can do this every week!" it got me wondering about our feelings connected to 'work'.
Although I spent many happy years, after having my children, running my own business and loving it, I did once have a job in my early 20s that I hated with a vengeance, and lost no time in searching for something different.
Sadly, as I approach the state retirement age, I find myself in a similar position, and I actually have a countdown chart on my calendar to the day when I can collect my pension!!
I am also actively looking for an alternative job, and if one comes along that would be great.
Collecting my very very basic pension will also give me the safety net needed to once again pursue my 'own thing' without the worry of starving to death in the meantime (Which is how I have ended up in a job I hate now!)
So, what are your feelings about working v retirement?
Working, hating it, can't wait to retire?
Working, love it, no plans to retire?
Retired, love not having to work, busier than ever?
Retired, hate it?
Or something else altogether?
It just strikes me as very sad that something that takes up so much of our lives (work) can often be something we hate or dread. That's not healthy, physically or emotionally.
(I do sometimes regret selling my business, but the time was right to try something different somewhere else. Unfortunately the 'something different somewhere else' failed to thrive, but at least I did it! Can't really regret that. )
She reported my DD - health visitor
She had mum's jewellery - greedy sister
He ruined our view - gardener