For the first time in two years I feel I miss work. Like they say, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. Indolence is a killer when it comes to motivation and self esteem. I used to live at break neck speed, and get so much done until it was impossible to continue. Thankfully my back that got damaged pretty badly doesn't hurt any more when I stand for an hour or so. This was why I had to give up hairdressing.
I have got out of the routine I was in, going to the gym a couple of times a week and helping with some charity work on a Wednesday morning, (when I could wake up early enough). The days are shorter if I get up late, which is a bad admission really.
There is so much charity work available on our small island. I think I need to just join up and do something that brings some benefit to other people. I have been rubbishing myself thinking that I don't have anything to offer. This has just been a ruse to avoid getting out there.
It's the workshop for mental health recovery next week. MIND Jersey would seem the obvious choice to help out doing something. I will ask and see what volunteering there is available.
Perhaps those Olympic Volunteers are the biggest inspiration, all 70,000 of them. There were many more who offered, somewhere in the region of 250,000 which is staggering.
I do feel I needed this time, just doing nothing. Well two years has been taken up with getting a building project completed. It's almost over, I need to get some plumbing work redone, as the builder/plumbers put so many bends from the bathroom to the down pipe it blocked and caused a flood.
I simply can't use the same builder to re-do this work, even though I should, because no-one wants him on site. I think I would rather pay to get this done as well, when I can afford it, as I have no faith that it will be done correctly by the original plumbers. So this is just hopefully the final bit of work that needs seeing to, to get it right.
It makes me quite sure that I would not want to take on a renovation project of any kind again. I lost my sanity over the project I undertook. The building trade here moan that business is so low, and that many are out of work, but if they did a much better job and caused far less anguish to their customers perhaps people would have more confidence to spend their money, and get the satisfaction they want from home upgrades. I would rather live with an old bathroom and kitchen than suffer the upheaval and potential stress of having poor workmanship, badly managed projects, and the sense that I am being ripped off.
I just think the building trades get away with too much, when it comes to customer service.
Well thats my moan for today!