I have never ever enjoyed a holiday
For more than a week or two
After a week to recover, of course
Roll on some horrendous years
Two too many deaths at work
A masters of Special Education
A shift – overseas no less
And a few months of enforced separation
Now I sit in an ill furnished house
In a country that I only really know from TV
Weeks of nothingness interspersed with tourist activities
I thought I would be bored
Sitting at home all day long.
Not so, it turns out I quite like the quiet
The lack of stress and belongings
Two weeks into my long service leave
When I thought I would find it boring
I find that I have yet no desire to work
No desire to get out of the house,
Content to write, exercise and craft
With the odd bit of housework thrown in.
This lifestyle a surprised finding.