The only thing that marred my leaving was the fact that I couldn’t SKIP out, as I had promised myself I would (if only across the car park!) because earlier this week I sprained my ankle playing tennis and I can’t do anything faster than a shuffle. My foot looks like a rainbow (with an interesting purple stripe along the bottom). I would post a photo but it might put you off your dinner.
Something that kept me going during those long days were the daring daily emails I exchanged with my friend Julie, who works on the other side of town, which gave us both a giggle (in my case, a silent one). Subjects included: ‘Shock news’ (when someone spoke to me), ‘What’s that strange noise?’ (when the phone on my desk rang) , ‘The nicest email’ (“We are sad to see you go but we completely understand” – an automatic response when I unsubscribed from a website) and ‘The end is in sight!‘ (when I was told my contract, which was only supposed to be for 2 months anyway – was definitely ending). It was hard not to jump for joy.
Of course this means, in the short term at least, I am jobless! But, for the moment, I don’t care. The Well-Versed poetry-into-schools project starts next week, which I’m really looking forward to and I’m – finally – going to do some writing!
Right – I’m off for a celebratory glass of wine. Cheers!