I haven’t written anything on this blog since September 2018. Why? Nothing exciting has happened just work, kids, life in general. So like everyone else, I’m now sitting here in Covid-19 Lock-down (week 3) with a lot of time on my hands. I’m lucky to still have a job work but it’s Easter hols at the moment. House is spotless, the garden is almost weedless, the dog has never been walked so much, I’ve embarked on the occasional run, practised the art of social-distancing and taken part in numerous Zoom video calls including a Bootcamp. Just like everyone else I suppose, keeping busy and staying at home.
Being a list-writer, I’ve always set out what I need to achieve each day but up till now it’s all been a little mundane the usual life-admin consisting of shopping, work-stuff, jobs to do in the house. The other day I read a brilliant quote that appeared on Instagram ‘This is a Pandemic not a productivity test’ (@thegoodquote, @BryannAndrea) and it really resonated with me. Whilst its been amazing and inspiring seeing all the things that other people have done I have felt at times a little overwhelming. However, when we all come out of this and go back to normal life (whatever that will look like) I do want to be able to look back and say that in some way I made the most of this time. So I have made a list of what I would like to accomplish, nothing major or life affirming (yet). On the list was to revisit my blog and maybe write some content. So here’s me dipping my toe back in the water of blog-dom yet again. For me this is will be my therapy, my online diary, something I can look back on when I’m back at work looking forward to the weekend or getting stressed to hell something unimportant like forgetting to book a supermarket delivery slot!
I’ve forgotten how to do all the flashy stuff that you do to get more reach in terms of readers but to be honest I’m not that bothered about that. Can’t remember how to add a fancy font or a professional looking title. It’s nice just to write, reflect and maybe give me more focus in terms of making the most of all this spare time. We could be in lock down for a few weeks, months, who knows. It’s a difficult time for everyone at the moment so maybe this will play some part in helping me cope with it all.
(Gosh just noticed the ancient About Me Picture ……. that will need to get changed at some point)!