Back in school today ‘properly’ for the first time since The Lockdown. Like many of my colleagues I was of course in school on a weekly basis during the entirety of The Lockdown but it is certainly the strangest Return After Summer I have experienced in my twenty eight years in the profession. Challenges include getting used to being surrounded by so many people, familiarising self with Bubble Zones and, most critically, reacquainting self with the controls of the (personally funded) coffee machine in office.
Have interesting conversation with C. who tells me that The Lockdown has helped him Reappraise Life and that as consequence he is committed to taking The Retirement just as soon as he possibly can. He suspects that many colleagues Of A Certain Age will have had similar epiphanies and I agree that the influx of emails advertising Retirement Seminars would bear this out. As we go our separate ways I tell him it is certainly Something To Think About.