I had a wobble last week.
It was now clear that my daughter (age 7) wouldn't be back at school before September.
In this weird time, lockdown IS being lifted in the UK (with an apologetic, incremental whimper)...
...but the thing I most need to get closer to normality?
Still MONTHS away.
And it has been hard.
Trying to be:
- teacher, playmate, cleaner, washerwoman, cook, wife, mother...
- PLUS coach, small business owner and charity Trustee...
...has stretched me (time-wise, and emotionally), despite a supportive husband.
(And I know I’m not alone in experiencing that.)
So I made a decision.
Now it's the end of lockdown, it's time for the end of this series of Positive Thoughts.
And I'm going to finish by focussing on the positives:
🌟 I want to review this unprecedented time that we (hopefully) will never live through again.
🌟 I want to celebrate what I’ve loved about lockdown.
And I would love you to think about how you would answer these questions too!
Hopefully that will help us all realise how amazing we are to have got here! 💖
🔥 So do email me your replies to the questions below - I would love to see your answers, and you might find it helpful and inspiring too... 😊 email@example.com.
1. ✴️ WHAT ARE YOU PROUDEST OF DURING LOCKDOWN? ✴️
I am proud of so many things during lockdown: we've eaten well, the house has been clean (enough), and we've had a lot of fun together.
But I am proudest that I’ve survived the juggle:
🌟 My family is happy and healthy...
🌟 I’ve served my clients, LinkedIn connections and blog readers well...
🌟 draining myself dry.
And I am very proud of that 💖
🔥 What are you proudest of during lockdown? 😃
(To see the inspiring answers to this post on LinkedIn, click here.)
2. ✴️ WHAT'S THE WEIRDEST/ MOST FUN THING YOU BOUGHT IN LOCKDOWN? ✴️
I have a confession.
Way back at the beginning of lockdown - I was a panic-buyer.
But not loo-rolls, oh no.
(I’d been reading about WW2, and I got worried about cheese rationing... 🙄 )
More sensibly, but also more irritatingly:
😬 I spent nearly £20 on a £4.99 bottle of Calpol on eBay.