I wish I had a large sign that said, "Finished". I would post it here. Instead you just have to use your imagination. After almost three years I cannot describe the wonderful feeling - that freeing, releasing feeling - of being able to hand over a huge stack of data and say, "It's done."
There will still be some questions to answer - most likely via email - and I still have an interview to chase up but basically it's done.
Perhaps it's just as well my car didn't start yesterday and I had to walk home from work (DH had dropped me off in the morning so no, I didn't leave my car stranded at work). It gave me a chance to breath deeply and enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the shortest day of the year.
I did choose not to walk through the leafy suburbs - which would have been a far more pleasant and quieter walk but with recent attacks on women in those areas I decided to stick to the main roads - so had to contend with the noise of traffic, but even that was a reminder of life and didn't dull my other senses.
And then at home, DIL#1 was waiting with her three little girls (I'd already seen DIL#2 and her precious girl earlier in the day so I was really spoilt). After dinner, it was baths in front of the fire (it's at their insistence that we use the baby bath - and at one stage had the three of them squashed into it) and then a few moments of fun before it was time for them to go home.
I'm just wondering what I'm going to do with all my free time now? Ha!