Yep, I stayed home today.
I was worried I would be bored (I was not). I was worried I would be lonely (I was not). I was worried I would wander around listlessly (I did not). In fact, it was kind of like heaven. Part of it, I'm sure, is that Kathy stayed home with me, which she obviously won't be able to do every day. And part of it is that it was the first day. But still. I do feel as though I made the right decision.
I'm not going to lie, I have had "blackberry itch" (that feeling that you really should be checking in) since quitting. I also had that vacation feeling over the weekend, like I needed to cram everything in before I went back to work. But today, it kind of hit me. I don't have to go back to work. Maybe ever. And that felt like a huge relief.
One little note on the plan. I haven't forgotten it. I've just sort of given myself permission to take a month off before throwing myself into the next phase of life. I feel like giving myself time to relax is not something I'm overly good at, so I thought it would be good for me to take a month to just be.