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09.04.2021- Life Lately


Well...a little unexpected hiatus there! Nearly a month since my last post, and I have to say that I've really felt the benefit of having some time away from this little corner of the internet, getting things a little bit back on track and channelling my energies in different ways, in a largely offline sense. I think I'd really underestimated just how much of a head warp the whole 'one year anniversary of lockdown one' would be, and it's been really important to take some time to think about that. 

The gradual unlocking which we're navigating at the moment has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me too, as I know it has for a lot of people experiencing similar anxieties. I've loved being able to see my friends a bit more than I have in the last, erm, six months (even typing that is strange!), but I have to say that I'm in no real rush to head back to 'the way things were', so am determined to take the next few months very much at my own pace. Being able to live more slowly over the last twelve months or so has made a huge difference to my outlook on almost everything, and I'm sure that I'm not alone in wanting to hold on to that sense of progress from a year unlike any other we've lived through. Basically, I'm very aware that it's going to be a very gradual process, and I'm totally fine with that. 

One thing which has also been a real boon to me over the last few weeks is seeing spring unfold from day-to-day, especially after viewing so many of last year's blooms and blossoms at a distance or through a window. As always, getting out in the garden is the perfect balm to soothe so many of my anxieties, and I'm delighted to already have some shoots on my first planted seeds of the year. A definite (if slightly fragile) sign of hope for the weeks and months ahead. 

How are you feeling about everything at the moment?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

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