Today was a fairly busy day. I watched a movie with Ellie ("Clue" from 1985), went to Planet Fitness (interestingly, I started out on a different exercise bike than usual and this one thought that 67 year olds should have a heart rate eight higher than my usual bike. I switched once I figured this out.), had lunch with Tommie and paid a visit to Home, Health and Hospice. All fun, except for the short misadventure on the first exercise bike.
At HHH, I chatted with my boss and then went to the annual meeting. There were a lot of people there I knew--both employees and volunteers--and it was when people got their awards for years of service. It was lovely to see lots of people getting their pins--there were a lot of ten year, some fifteen year, a twenty and a twenty five year employee. There were also volunteers who got awards for more than 100 hours (the maximum seems to be about 600) and for lots of years of service. There were a lot of ten year volunteers.
It was nice to chat with people and to see everyone, to wear something besides cords or jeans and to be reminded that my professional life is really out there somewhere calling me. Well worth the trip.
In other news, I'm still thinking about the exact timing of my return to work. I am seeing my therapist tomorrow to check out that there is not some remnant of dysfunctional childhood affecting my decision one way or the other.
For me, I am still wishing for wisdom to make the right decision about going back to work. For you, I wish for wisdom in your decision making as well.