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Life is too short!

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

This is Carol by the way :-)

What a year! It has been the strangest year I have ever had, and like many people it has been a time to re-evaluate ones life and career.


I was one of the millions of people around the world who caught the virus. I remember when I got the notification through to say I had a positive result, I felt physically sick. As a woman in her late 50's and more than a little overweight, a fear came over me that I have never felt before.


I saw the numbers of people dying, and thought that this might be my last year on this earth. I know that sounds dramatic, but this is an unknown virus, everyone was affected differently, so I thought the worst before the best.


My only symptom was fatigue, and I thought that would be as bad it would get......I was wrong. Isolation was hell, I have good friends and neighbours, but the loneliness I felt really effected my mental health. But it did gave me time to think.


I trained later in life to become a teacher, which I achieved in 2018, and although the students make it worth while, the extra work load meant I was working weekends and holidays. My academic background is business, which I gained level 7 (Masters Degree), and I have ran businesses in the past. I was a cleaner for a headmistress for five years during my studies, I enjoyed it, she was sorry to see me go. Which takes me back to 'life is too short'. Life is too short to spend time on doing things you don't want, or need to do. If you wish someone would come to your home and clean for you, and you can afford it, then why are you wasting your time doing it? And why are my weekends and holidays taken up on work, when all I want to do is live my life to the full?


I will leave that there...

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