2020 you little git!

How to look back on this year and summarise it in a little blog post?! ⁣

It wasn’t all bad! I’ve loved the extra family time, I enjoyed the moments with a slower pace of life. I appreciated all the sunshine and having a garden where we could enjoy it. I discovered that I’m a self motivated exerciser and working out at home is a better option for me. I’m a solar powered lizard, yet in the right coat, I’m happy as Larry walking out in the wind and rain. I appreciate the little stuff even more than before. We’ve got to know some more neighbours and worked together to improve our local area. I’ve had an excuse to be incredibly silly. I spend a lot of time by myself yet never get bored and I get great value for money out of my Netflix subscription and my joggers!⁣

However there is no denying that it’s been an absolute shitter of a year! I no longer watch the news and venturing on Twitter is like stepping into a war zone. Thinking about the cost of this year on human lives and mental health, education, finances and wellbeing is absolutely devastating. The conflicting opinions, the division, the mistrust, the confusion. ⁣

My own work life was pretty much decimated and with it went a part of my identity and a piece of my own confidence. I’ve always thought that I was an introverted extrovert but now, after months of solitude, I think I’m displaying more introverted traits. I seem to have lost the art of conversation, perhaps because I simply don’t have a lot to talk about anymore? I’ve talked to my little community on here more this year than most people in real life and that makes me happy and sad in equal measures!⁣

So after this essay, (with no conclusion) I just want to wish you all the best possible start to 2021. So incredibly pleased to have had you join me for 2020 and I look forward to seeing you again next year ✨

La la la!

I was going to do a post with this image about the number of hats that we wear as midlife women but then Lockdown 3.0 kicked in with force and I just thought stuff that and when I looked at this image again today I saw a completely different caption.⁣

It’s the visual equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and singing la la la! Because that is how I see the way that I will be navigating our latest lockdown. With my eyes closed, staying in the moment, brain switched to half mast and a smile on my face as much as possible.⁣

It may not be the best way forward for everyone, others will want to fight or fume, but we each have to find our own way to cope with the situation. There is no one size fits all for ’20/21!⁣

So for the next few weeks you will find me working behind the scenes and occasionally popping up here with something mildly amusing or annoyingly positive as that’s the only way that I know how to be.⁣

Much love to you whatever state you find yourself right now ⁣💕