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3 Years ago today and The last item I purchased

I barely remember what I was doing last week, so asking me to think back 3 years is a massive challenge. In April 2010 I think I was getting on with life, I was busy doing a job that I didn’t completely enjoy and living a life that was ok but nothing special. My son had gone off to University the previous autumn, so I was getting used to the empty nest. I was probably irritated with hubby since I know that I was constantly irritated by him. But as for remembering April 2nd 2010; no I can’t do that.

Thursday was my last day at work. I was made redundant effective from 31st March (Sunday) and so today, as I write this I am unemployed. Well this is not technically true since I have chosen to take early retirement. Because I have worked for the National Health Service for over 30 years, and have paid my pension since age 18 and since I started off as a nurse, I am entitled to retire on a full pension. I know I am only 50 and doing such a thing seems strange, but actually it gives me lots of opportunities. I no longer need to work full time or indeed all of the time and for the first time in my life I have money to spend and money to invest.

On Friday I went to an electrical retailer near to my house and bought myself a MacBook Pro. I have always been a windows girl. We bought our first computer in the mid 1990s and that PC and subsequent purchases (various laptops) have often mirrored what I have used at work, even down to the office software. But since I have an iPhone, and since Christmas an iPad it feels like time to make the leap to Apple. I have spent the weekend playing with my new toy and while it is quite different from my previous laptop I am getting the hang of it thank you very much. I will go as far as to say, I think I am going to love it!

5 thoughts on “3 Years ago today and The last item I purchased”

  1. Hi Julia, I am intending to work for myself, but for the next few weeks expect to have some time off while I take a break and sort some things out with a few contacts. I have worked continuously (apart from one bit of maternity leave) for 32 years and feel a break is needed. xx

  2. Gosh, three years ago? I would have to do some research via pictures to figure that out.
    I am not sure about the vibe I am getting about you being unemployed. You do sound very sad about it, but at the same time, I feel like I am hearing you embracing this change….and you are brave, I haven't made the leap to apple yet, just can't make myself even try it yet…

  3. Well I neither know what I was doing or what I bought. I might have if today was my birthday or something, but it isn't! I am definitely hoping for a whole new world of possibilities, but for the next few weeks I am going to combine taking it easy with getting some spring cleaning done and some books read! xx

  4. Ok, who seriously remembers what they bought a year ago?? Other than a coffee or a house or something?!?

    I'm so sorry about your job, but as you said it does open up a lot of possibilities. I hope you find your way and are passionate about what you choose.

    I made the same switch just under a year ago. There are many things I love and some I'm STILL adjusting to, but as a whole, once I go Mac, I'm never going back 🙂


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