Unemployed = busy
Friday I filled in the required mandatory forms and changed my status from employed to unemployed.
Today, e-mails and a long phone call from my union, gave me two hours of extra work, with more forms to fill in. I couldn't remember that it is so hard to become a full time unemployed.
With too much voluntary work also, I've come to the conclusion I must withdraw from something. The decision is not hard, it will be my political work. At the next general assembly in April next year, I will drop out.
The thing is, it's really interesting and we've come a long way since I became a member of the board. A clear political line has been defined with three workshops during the last few months. A strategy has also been defined. However, I'm webmaster and secretary, meaning all the practical work is on my shoulders. I facilitated the workshops, I take notes, make the minutes and have to update and maintain the homepage too.
With all the work at The Old Hospital and three kids doing their competitive sport, it's many hours a week where we are away from home.
Sometimes you need to see the stop sign in front of you. Right now, I can't really breathe.