I’m planning to return to work a week earlier than originally scheduled, pending my doctor’s approval during our meeting next week. I’m fully aware that I’m not yet prepared for full-time employment, particularly on days when I experience fatigue following exercise or rehabilitation. However, the idea of easing back into part-time work is quite appealing at the moment.
My eagerness to return ahead of schedule stems from two main reasons. First, there’s a workshop on an audio production project that aligns perfectly with my interests and experience. Second, there’s a symposium focusing on enhancing workplace diversity. I now feel more equipped to participate in this event than I did a few months ago, before my disability.
So, the countdown has officially begun.
Despite a month filled with various appointments since returning home, I didn’t have much on my agenda for today. The only item on my to-do list was to pick up a sink plug from the local hardware store – not the most glamorous task, I must admit.
However, as I strolled past the nearest bus stop, I made a spontaneous decision to hop on the next bus to “somewhere.” It happened to be the 374 to Coogee. I found a spot for myself, indulged in sashimi for lunch at the Coogee Pavilion, and took a leisurely walk along the beach. I was pleasantly surprised by the bustling activity, especially for a weekday.
While I prepare for my return to work, initially on a part-time basis, with medical appointments and rehabilitation occupying my weekdays, I couldn’t help but wonder if there’s a way to continue enjoying these spontaneous escapes.