It has been a long month at the end of a very long year.
The curved ball thrown at many of us this weekend has been a tough one to take and so many people are left disappointed.
It is tough to stay positive, it is hard to remain resilient.
Surely, this whole experience will make us more capable as a human race of dealing with things that are thrown at us in the future. I was looking at our blog, to get things up and running with more regular content in 2021, and came across a post I wrote while in Canada on 2nd April before returning to the UK.
Everything written on that day remains in place today.
The feelings, the advice, the uncertainty. We have been living with this for 9 months now and even though so many of us feel very lucky to have steady jobs, a roof over our heads, a garden, loving families and food on the table when so many people around us are really struggling it is still hard for each and everyone of us in different ways.
So, be kind on yourself and others this week....
These are crazy times indeed. There is no denying that.
Everyone is experiencing this differently too.
As we keep being told we are all in the same boat but, as I read recently, we are all facing different storms.
For some, this storm involves a bit of drizzle and a light wind.
Force 2* maybe rising to Force 4*.
Time potentially to have a bit of a break from the hustle and bustle of normal life. No school runs, no clubs, activities, birthday parties, weekends away, packing a social life with family and friends into a weekend. This is time to switch off, slow down, reconnect with their kids and make sure the internet shopping gets booked in on time. People working from home and trying to juggle the home schooling, which is in no way an easy task, but also taking time out for the simple pleasures in life and look forward to the return of some level of normality at some point in the future.
For others it involves anything from Force 7/8* gales to Force 12*...