And we’re done!

After my last post we’ve made a couple of changes. Scary, changes… But they needed to happen and you can’t make progress if you don’t make changes right?

Our home for the past three and half years

Firstly we’ve quit our jobs. This terrifies me even writing this. Mentally and physically neither of us are doing great though, so we really couldn’t continue down that road. We will of course be looking for work straight away because of the type of people we are, but after so long we could probably use a little break. Going on the average person’s work hours, we have crammed 7 years into three and a half. My last time sheet was 400 hours in a month, that is not normal.

Our favourite cow

Secondly we’ve moved back to Bristol. This is going to be very hard to get used to as we’re so used to the quiet countryside. Being in the city and in such close proximity to other people is going to be intense. Especially now that things are beginning to open up again.

The parlour

I think the best way to describe how we’re feeling is burnt out. We’ve worked a lot longer at this job than we said we would, and put up with a lot more crap than we said we would. It’s been great for saving but that’s about it. For three and a half years every day has started at 4am and finished at 7pm. Not much time for sleep or a social life so you can imagine we’re feeling a little odd. We’re still on good terms with the farm and we’re going to borrow Megan sometimes, as I can’t cope with not seeing her again. It’s just going to be a strange adjustment.

Megan and our late dog, Jed
Veiw from the kitchen sink

On the plus side, I can finally sort out my errands and get myself back to the gym. Also I’ll be posting a lot more which means I’ll actually be going out a lot more. I feel so weird, perhaps this is what people feel like when they finally retire?

So much free time… Aghhh!!!

The final clean

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      1. Oh it is. I have gone through it so often 😊

        As you had said just take a break and don’t think too much. Life has its own rhythm and it will fall in place soon.

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  1. Congrats on your scary endeavor. I quit my job in March of last year… right as the pandemic started, and picked up and moved to a new state (here in the US). It was the scariest but most rewarding thing I’d ever done. It takes a lot of guts to make change, but often it’s for the better. Good luck to you both!

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  2. Congrats on your scary endeavor. I quit my job in March of last year… right as the pandemic started, and picked up and moved to a new state (here in the US). It was the scariest but most rewarding thing I’d ever done. It takes a lot of guts to make change, but often it’s for the better. Good luck to you both!

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  3. Those are some big changes but ones that we know you’ll be able to adapt to. Wishing you the best in your new chapter. 👍🏼❤️🙏🏼

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  4. Congratulations on making it through such crazy hours. You proved to yourself you have strength and stamina and determination. Best wishes on a great rest period. May your new home bring you much comfort and rejuvenation in all ways!

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  5. Slightly terrifying to quit your job isn’t it but you know it’s the right move to make. Good luck with the move and the changes you’ve made. Onwards and upwards now.

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        1. I’m looking for work at the moment but I’m ready to go travelling. Just waiting for the borders to open 🤞🏻 x

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  6. Emily,

    Sounds like you all are ready for new adventures. I hope you all are doing well.

    Thanks, Gary

    On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 1:04 AM The Blog of Travel wrote:

    > Emily posted: ” After my last post we’ve made a couple of changes. Scary, > changes… But they needed to happen and you can’t make progress if you > don’t make changes right? Our home for the past three and half years > Firstly we’ve quit our jobs. This terrifies me e” >

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