The day is almost here, tomorrow will be a turning point for me. In the afternoon I will be attending a meeting with the HR department for the organisation I work for, the NHS,. The meeting is about releasing me from my contract on medical grounds, it’s all very amicable and I’m prepared, but, still it will be a difficult and sad time for me for a while.
I can say that without the NHS and it’s amazingly talented, hard working staff, I wouldn’t be around today. They have looked after me and my various longterm health conditions for 57 years now, I’ve been a volunteer for them for 7 years, they have employed me as an administrator for the last 2 years, and I have loved every minute of it.
I will miss the work, tutors, participants, the friends I have made in fact I already do, as I have been off work for a year now. The coffees and the chats will continue with my colleagues, if they’re not sick of me yet, and at some point I hope to be able to return to being a volunteer in some capacity.
I have already made plans and set goals on what I want to do, and how I will achieve them, I am feeling really positive. Exciting times ahead.
As the saying goes “one door closes and another on opens”.