So yesterday was my last day at work. It ended up being a bit bizarre, not least because my colleagues decided to have a surprise lunch for me, but because it was a surprise they (obviously) didn’t tell me, and it turned out that I had already booked a home visit for that time and they ended up phoning me asking me where I was as they had turned up for lunch and then had other appointments so then had to go! There did seem to be a bit of grumpiness about it, but not being psychic there wasn’t much I could do about it – at least it is reassuring to know how good my colleagues are at keeping a secret! I didn’t manage to get everything done that I wanted to, so a few things were left to colleagues, and I actually didn’t sleep very well partly because I felt a bit rough following my leaving do (not alcohol-related; I just had a meal which had a really really rich Brie sauce which was delicious but so rich it made its presence felt for a while afterwards) but also because I kept running through my head the things which still needed doing. I did phone in this morning as there was something I should have told them and I remembered that I hadn’t, but once I had done that I felt like I really could let go, and I am expecting to sleep much better tonight! I will miss my colleagues very much, they are a great team, but I really had done as much as I could with the job and definitely have made the right decision in terms of moving on.
I had a reasonably relaxing day today, I wanted a bit of a break before organising my working from home routine, so the serious writing/marking/teaching starts from next week (I have set aside Monday to finally sort out my study). Tomorrow I am going to a research day, which will be good to get me back into the research vibe, and I know that one of my PhD supervisors will be there so it will be good to catch up with her. I’m feeling very positive about the future, all in all.