It is DAY 1 of my 2 week holiday!!! My first holiday over 1 week since joining Royal Mail.
Since my 1 week off holidays have felt like 2 weeks (or certainly more than 1 week) I estimate that this is going to feel like nearly a MONTH off!!
That’s the black and white difference between that godforsaken job in the care home where on my last night off I would cling to every last SECOND of my time before I had to go to bed and then wake up a few hours later knowing it was all over and I’d have to trudge back in that night, and a job which, although occasionally gets in the way of doing some stuff at home, I REALLY do enjoy doing, and really do not mind remotely going in to. When you actually like to do a job, the time outside of it lasts for so much longer – when the dread is removed.
A couple of my colleagues couldn’t quite believe I had TWO weeks off. I had to check myself on the Royal Mail app last night just to make sure myself. A receptionist and a few of the Postmasters said have a nice holiday – as did a tiny few of my colleagues (the others didn’t actually know as I don’t tend to talk to them).
This feeling is a whole world away from time off from the care home. I feel no sense of needing to recover – I love my job now and I’ve nothing to recover from.
I think I’m going to have a lovely time. I just hope I can get SOME of all the things I have been putting off done!!