I left my job at school over six months ago, and I thought it would be easy to settle into a new way of life, but it’s taken me much longer than I expected. I’m one of those people who work best in a routine, not a really strict routine, more like a loose structure, but I do like things to be ordered and familiar. It’s taken me all this time to feel my way forward into a new pattern for my life, but at last I feel that things are beginning to slot into place. I think I have relaxed and stopped struggling, and I am therefore more at peace with myself. That allows space for the creative juices to finally begin to flow.
Others might disagree and find this sort of routine boring, but it suits me just fine.