In my previous post I was really happy to report heaps of positivity about what’s been going on in my life and how I was feeling about it all. Despite the world continuing to be a really shit place it felt great to be able to share so many sunny snippets, no matter how seemingly inconsequential they were.
But my newly-adopted mother-earth optimism also brought me to the conclusion that I’ve been horribly self-centred these past few months.
Continue reading “So Long, so grateful”
A very dear friend gave me this a few weeks ago. She’d drawn it especially for me.
I absolutely love it.
What a wonderful thing for a friend to do and, indeed say!
I’ll be honest. I didn’t recognise that person in the picture as me.
Perhaps partly because I don’t have much in the way of self-esteem.
But also because it doesn’t even come close to representing who I am right now.
I’ve had a particularly challenging time of it during the past 12 months.
Add in a terrifying, global disaster and I have been, understandably, a mess.
To boot, I certainly haven’t had a figure like THAT in a VERY long time, hahaha!
Rewinding to my last post four weeks ago, you may remember that I decided I wasn’t going to be a pandemic prisoner anymore.
I was determined not to let anxiety win.
I had to get my wonderful old, spirited self back.
In short, I knew that I wanted to look at least a little bit more like the girl in the drawing.
Continue reading “Heading back where I b-Long”
As if 44,000 deaths wasn’t devastating enough, this week we passed a grim milestone.
A hundred days of lockdown.
A hundred whole days.
A hundred days of, thankfully, still being alive and well.
A hundred days of taking care of ourselves and one another.
Continue reading “One hundred days of solitude”
In my previous post I was pondering how to carry on writing a travel blog without actually being able to travel.
It’s fair to say that there’s a certain irony at the moment, in creative terms at least. More time to harp on but fewer experiences to tell you about. Indeed, as the weeks go by, I have been worrying that I might start to run out of things to write. I have also been concerned that quite a lot of what I have been saying – particularly about myself – has been rather negative.
But I love my Sunday afternoon outpourings so for this post I decided I’d try something different.
Continue reading “Smiles and memories”