I hope you are all well and having a good week.
I would normally have done a midweek blog and update, but I’ve had a busy week and time just got away from me. I’m only human, sometimes things have to slip. What is important is not to be harsh on yourself during these times. So, it’s a day later than usual 🙂
I am taking a long weekend to take a break. I’ll be spending some of my time away writing – something I enjoy doing, it helps me clear my mind through both blogging and creative writing. It has been quite along time since I had an idea to write creatively, so I am hoping to do a few writing exercises over the weekend to break that block. I doubt anything will come worth sharing, but it has been a long time since anything I wrote was published (2009 I think).
This is my first trip away since October, when I left Gibraltar. I am very excited for a change of scenery and am opportunity to relax both mentally and physically. I feel like I need this escape – I am sure so many of you would share this sentiment.
I’ve been thinking about the future a lot lately, lockdown is easing and, at least in England, the grand reopening has commenced. Lockdown was not all negative, I learned to appreciate where I lived so much, found the strength to make some huge changes in my life that were long overdue and found a real sense of my own value and worth.
I do not want to return to “normal life” from the pre-pandemic world. I am going to find my way to take the best elements of lockdown life and forge it together with what really matters to me. That is easier said than done, but I have no intention of allowing the return of pre-pandemic negatives.
How to do this… well I’ll leave that for each individual to ponder. I’m going to journal my thoughts a bit on this topic.
But here is to better days… I know there will be better days, I know the sun will shine again. (if that sounds familiar, you are maybe aware of the song Better Days by onerepublic).
Have a great weekend 🙂