While I’ve been indoors with the recovering foot, Autumn happened. Leaves are off the trees and on the pavement, sunset is at just past 4pm and they are predicting sleet and snow showers for Saturday.
I’ve written a lot about how seasonally affected I am and how much I don’t like autumn but this autumn has been a lot easier than previously. That’s because I haven’t had to get up in the dark or do much of anything except recover from the osteotomy. I’ve always said that I’d like to hibernate from November through to Christmas and although it’s not practical to do so, I’m thankful to have had that just this once!
The last time I had any concentrated time off work was last Christmas, and the last 4 weeks have been good for my soul. I’m not actually recommending having a someone saw into and rearrange the bones in your foot as a way to get some time off, (really I’m not recommending that you do it – trust me on this!) but having to take the time off and not being able to do much has been good for me.
The combination of not being able to do much and being forced to rely on others (mostly my lovely mum) has given me time to think and rest and reflect. I’ve had some time to think about how I live and to see how I could change some of that for the better.
This week, my physical condition has improved in giant leaps and although I know that I’m not quite ready to take on work right this minute, I’m much more confident about going back in a couple of weeks and quite looking forward to it.
So this week, I’m thankful for the opportunity to rest and reset. I’m thankful for the opportunity to hibernate through a time of year I really don’t like and I’m thankful for the support I’ve received from my family, friends and colleagues.