I am off work from December 20th to January 4th ~ returning to work just in time for my second-last herceptin treatment.
I don’t know that I’ve allowed myself to take or make time for myself these past 18 months ~ even when I was off after my surgery. Picture this, I was hunched over, could barely sit up let alone straight, and my arms required support and here I was sitting at my work computer (I have an office computer and link-up with the office network here at home), reading emails and RESPONDING. How bloody warped is that??
While the enter conversation isn’t etched in my brain, I was talking with my boss yesterday before vamoosing and in the course of the conversation I asked him if he was aware that in the past 18 months I hadn’t taken any time for me? He said he wasn’t surprised. I looked at him and said, “You know, I needed the office more than it needed me in the past 18 months, but not anymore.”
And it’s true. Hence the “did I just have an epiphany?” thought.
I’m a LONG way from having any work-life balance, but I’m closer to taking care of me than I’ve been in a long time.__________