Sally talks about her work-life balance on Bristol City Council’s Building Futures scheme.
This story was made during a collaborative workshop between Bristol Stories and Bristol City Council's Building Futures scheme, which helps young people start and develop their careers in the council.
No two weeks are the same but the walk to work doesn’t change
I’m very lucky to have a walk which remains interesting and beautiful regardless of the weather. The walk gives me a chance to prepare for the day ahead – what I have to do, where I’ll be and sit, who will I be with, how will I get there, how many cups of tea I’ll have and if the office dog will play.
one Monday this month I wasn’t in the office but back at Warwick Business School where I have been studying for a post grad in local government management for the last 2 years. Along with the other 40 people in my cohort we went back to graduate and have a bit of a party
back at work I get to travel about the city - I am responsible for residential, nursing and home care - keeping older people safe by commissioning and moniotirng services rather than daily contact with induviduals.
at this time of year it’s getting dark by the time I leave the office. walking home I start by thinking about what I’ve done that do and what I need to finish off but by the time I get back I’ve switched to planning my evening’s entertainement and once I get paid I can focus on hobbies.