This blog post is late because I used all my spare time this month to search for work. My year and a bit is coming to an end.
How do I feel? A bit sad and a little apprehensive.
Sad because the last year has been my best experience, and it’s ending. But Space Girl is growing and doesn’t need me as much. She needs her peers more (small and disorganised though they are), and more structured and varied activities.
And apprehensive because I know I will see a lot less of her very soon, and only snatched time on weekdays. I also know that my time left with her will be dominated by job searches and interviews.
My blood pressure and stress levels have been lower for the last year, but then I’ve eaten more often, and more of that was chocolate, and so I can’t say I’m healthier. Similarly my muscles are bigger form the lifting and pushing, but I’m walking less and much much slower – Space Girl’s space walks tend to take the form of a random walk, with many diversions and going back for things seen, forgotten then remembered, not tucked in, tucked in or sloping.
Slopes are one of Space Girl’s favourite things. The odd fall over or frustratingly failed slide (not steep enough you see) don’t dent her enthusiasm. The Tate Moderns’s main hall slope is her favourite, and it kept her occupied for forty minutes this week to the amusement, and sometime irritation, of less enthusiastic users of the slope.
But she’s a happy, well behaved and enthusiastic space cadet who like her playthings, her food and her sleep. So it’s been worth the two years of investment from Mummy and Daddy, and the upcoming heartache and uncertainty of the job hunt.
Next post October 27, 2014
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