just letting off steam, hope you don't mindWatch this post
I am new to this site, thank you for allowing me to join. I am just turned 57. I was advised to let off steam to stangers so here goes.
I am working as a care home manager, have done this work for 20 years. This year has been tough. My youngest son left home (empty nest syndrome), my best friend died of cancer and COVID hit our care homes.
A tough time to say the least. I feel ....well I don't know how I feel. sad, lonely, desperate at times and also proud that I have coped, that I have worked 11 hour days to keep my care home free from the virus.
Lockdown has taken its tole, people have suffered, folks have dedicated themselves. I am exhausted. I have had no time for myself. I am done.
Please don't think I am acting "OH woe is me" I really am not. I have just had a tough time and have opened up to someone who said to me if you can't speak to someone you know speak to a stranger it helps.
So I have done just that. Tomorrow I will return to work with a smile on my face and will be the proverble swan, gliding gracefully on the surface, paddling frantically below.
Thank you for allowing me to join your group, I am normally very positive and will be from now on.
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