Well hello, how are you? It’s been quite a while since my last blog. Things have been pretty intense haven’t they. One of the many things I’ve learnt about lockdown, is that it’s a voyage of self awareness and discovery. What have you learnt about yourself these last few months? Have you faced things about yourself that you’ve previously ignored? Have you always commuted to work, perhaps going from one train to the next… rush rush rush. What have you now been doing with all that extra time at the beginning and end of your working days? Perhaps you have young children, and now find yourself in the role of teacher and parent? The list goes on for different people and circumstances. One thing we all have in common is that we’ve all had to live our lives differently. By doing that we’ve discovered things about ourselves and our surroundings, that we never knew before.
For me personally, well… a week before lockdown I moved in with my partner. I’d not lived with anyone since 2013, so initially I was little wary. Plus it meant moving to somewhere I’d never been before, and it was 100 miles away from friends and family…. Cutting a long story short, I took the plunge and moved in. I had a week of commuting, and as tiring as it was, (almost 2 hours at the start and finish of my working day) I loved being out travelling. I see way more now than when I used to drive. I absolutely love bus and train travel nowadays. Plus it gave us a nice healthy break away from each other for a few hours. Well that lasted a week because then suddenly, boom – we were locked in together!
I have to say, that the road was a bit rocky to start with. We got on each other’s nerves a bit, having been ‘thrown together’ which we hadn’t been expecting. That’s when I had to face parts of me that I didn’t particularly like. After all, when there’s nowhere to run, you finally realise that you’re actually running away from yourself!
Things are a lot better now, thank goodness! We complement each other well. I’m not perfect by any means, so by facing me, I learnt more about him too. He gives me more space now, as I had to be way stronger with my boundaries. The late great Bob Marley said “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” How true is that?
I love Bob Marley. My favourite song of his is “Three little birds.” The first line of this fabulous song is “Don’t worry, about a thing. Coz every little thing, is gonna be alright…” He’s absolutely right, because it is.
Have a great day and thank you for reading. Keep safe and well.
Love and best wishes