1) Did you ever skip school? Why did you do it and where did you go? If not, have you ever faked a sick day?
I never skipped school but faked days off from school all the time when I was 13. My Dad was one of the Chief Executives of the hospital at home. There was a very public inquest into accusations of waiting list fixing which were never proven and no public apology was made for the treatment. So, I took out my frustration on rebelling at school (i didn't realise it at the time).
Never faked a sick day in work. Absence leaves the team with so much extra to do.
2) What is the longest you've been absent from home. Where did you go and what were you doing there?
I lived in France for 8 months working in an Irish bar. It never felt like home.
From my home now - 1 week x 2 to Tresaith, immersing myself in Welsh
3) Has absence ever made the heart grow fonder?
I always miss Emma when we're not together.
4) I have ADHD so my mind is often absent. What hinders your cognitive function and what do you do to help you focus?
Tiredness. Planning a wedding, working in a short staffed team and having my parents living with us for the last 6 weeks = very tired Anthony.
5) What is currently absent from your life?
Not a lot really. I don't miss anything. I'm looking forward to adding things and to how life will naturally change.
We don't have children yet and that is, hopefully, something we have to look forward to. The challenges and the rewards.
6) Make up your own Friday Five question and answer it.
I'm going to answer @Isata's question
If I were to give up work as a physiotherapist what would I do?
I think there is a role within the health service to increase the amount of career advice, support, etc. To help people fulfill their potential, support them to change of they're not in the right area, highlight training opportunities, coordinate support between teams to help give individuals the space to go on courses, or spend time on their development.
So I'd try and create that.