Hi Don, I’m part-time now 18hrs week, I’m nervous about returning and hoping I can cope with it, I need to try I’m 47 and would be happier if I can work a few more years, I feel valued being at work my work entails helping older people maximise their quality of life being their advocate, mapping services, monitoring care delivered, safeguarding & just listening, along with the admin work, health & safety, budgeting etc.
I love my kids to bits 3 of them are in their early 20"s and at home, since I’ve been off work these last 3 months they have drove me mad, I’m picking up after them!! See what time they get out of their pits,reluctance to help around the house, even the moaning to go to the local shop. My fault I know, I’ve done too much for them over the years and made them lazy.I used to be fit enough to manage the house, activities and hold down a full time job they still see me able to do all this. I’m Working on them, but it is exhausting 1 step forward, 2steps back.
So work has always been for me.