Chronic pain, skin flares inside ears and nose and ridiculously poor sleep (4 hours total night sleep = comparably decent for the last far too long to measure, but I have counted 4 days of decent sleep this year) has lead to me think I really need to take a step back from my job for my own wellbeing.
Work won't let me even temporarily reduce my hours, despite personal circumstances and grief.
My mother has left me a rather generous inheritance which I think could lend itself to buying us our own house outright almost plus supporting us setting up on our own too. I would love my own business, taking people foraging, selling self propagated organic plants from a small holding nursery.
Under no illusion that leaves me with no sick pay etc if self employed, and a lot of paperwork, but this would allow me to work times of the day when I feel able to.
I'm kind of terrified of a big decision like leaving my job, but can't carry on commiting to dedicated days of employment I work 10 hour days dealing with extreme painsomnia and uncertain different symptoms.
Has anyone faced a similar dilemma please?
How did you decide?
Would you do anything differently?
Thank you in advance for sharing