The holiday is truly over.

I spent three hours preparing work-related things for the next seven weeks. There was plenty of to do. It all got done, and I feel much better for knowing what I have in store for me going back to work. Still, I have those pre-work jitters where I know I won’t have undisturbed sleep. It happens every time I go back.

I am excited to meet with my colleagues tomorrow morning. That is one thing I appreciate about my workplace — I like my colleagues, and we work well together. We are more like a family that has each other’s backs.

Clothes are ironed, lunches are packed, and my laptop is fully charged and ready to go!

Donating blood

Donating blood at Stockport County

I started donating blood in 2018 (inconsistently), but then the pandemic happened. I went back to donating blood again, and I donated my tenth today. Even better, my donation was made at the stadium of the football (soccer) team I support — Stockport County.

I would say the donation only took twenty-five minutes. I’m not saying I do it for the biscuits; however, there was a great selection of biscuits, crisps, and drinks after the donation. I went for the classic KitKat, followed by a childhood favourite — the chocolate orange Club.

Reading progress

I am 25% through my first book of the year, Essentialism, by Gregory McKeown. I am enjoying every moment of this book. It has made me think about what actually matters in my life and what is unnecessary clutter. I set a target of five books, but at this rate, I will smash my reading target for 2024.

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Mark @ CodeMacLife