Unpredictability - Good for your health

Our modern life is based on organising an environment free from the unexpected. The house needs to be as stable and reliable as possible. The job as safe as possible. Nothing should break down. Nothing but what we predict, should occur.
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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Last day at work

Busy.  So so so busy.  I fly back last Wednesday, arrive home Thursday afternoon and sleep all day.  I travel into the office in London on Friday for my last day of work.  After spending almost seven years working for a company the last day can be emotional.
There was a good amount of admin type work to get through, timesheets, expenses etc.  My workmates got me a Hayes caravan maintenance and servicing manual - which is great and very touching that they thought to do this.  I have a chat with the CEO - a man of great intelligence and a great business head.  He lets me know that I am welcome back anytime in the future.  That fills me with some pride, knowing I have done a decent enough job.
I hand in my laptop and phone, say goodbye to a few more people and walk out of the door.

FREE to start a new life.

I take the circle line to Victoria.  Coming off the train, and heading up and through the turnstiles I am greeted by the sight of a mass of people queueing to get down into the underground system and make their way home.  My first reaction is to reach for my phone and take a photo, but realise I have handed the phone in. What bravery of these people to endure this day after day after day.  Why do they do it?  Probably a whole range of reasons and I am sure many enjoy it, though it's hard to believe since the faces look miserable.

On Tuesday I start my new contract.  Three months in one place and this is sweet indeed.  After this I will book the caravan servicing course.

There is indeed a lightness in my spirit and that great feeling one has when the past is laid to rest and a fresh new world awaits.

I wish everyone a great weekend.


  1. It reminds me of my last day at work for a big computer company in London several years ago. I also was breaking the chains and not going back to that life but something entirely different. I felt at times like being a character in a mystery novel where I did not know the ending of the story. Fortunately it eventually turned out to be a reasonably happy ending as I am sure it will be for you. Best wishes.

  2. Hi! A whole new world awaits! Sometimes you need to take life by the scruff of the neck and give it a good shake! What falls out you dont need, what your left with is the core of your very existence, and with this you can do anything you wish! Exciting times, thanks for sharing with us!
    Jools & "M" @ http://ourlifeinacaravan.blogspot.com

  3. Apple Tree - what was it about working in IT that made you want to leave?

  4. Jules, do you think you will ever got back to living in bricks and mortar? You sound like you are enjoying the caravanning lifestyle.

  5. May I take this opportunity to wish you well in your new life!


  6. So glad your visit to the U.S. was a good one for you! This is Tcher from sr. Message me there if you would like to set up delivery of those american snacks you fell in love with! Hope to chat soon. (: