Looking forward to the sixth month of the year I am reminded just how quickly the days, weeks and months are passing me by. As life in lockdown eases and life begins to pick up speed I’m conscious that I need to set monthly goals to help me maintain focus and on track. Hoping that I’ll be able to tick off some much-needed tasks from my to-do list.
Time to wave a fond farewell to Spring and hopefully the worst of the wet weather to allow us to have a nice summer (not too hot or I’ll be obviously complaining about that). Although the weather has been surprisingly wet for May it has allowed us to tick a few things off our to-do list at home.
Just when I didn’t think that I could add any more to my plate, I started my new role within the NHS this month. Whilst keeping on my temporary contract at the supermarket plus the upkeep of my blogs, social media etc.
There is a large part of my personality that prefers the busy, hectic days. The days where I’m not clock watching hoping that the clock hands would move a little quicker. Rather hoping that they would slow down a little to allow me to complete more things each day.
After the snowfalls in January and February this year I was looking forward to the brighter days of March. with some mild, blustery days it has felt as though Spring is finally here. With the clocks due to leap forward this weekend for the start of British Summer Time. It’s much easier to feel brighter about the day ahead when the weather is bright and beautiful.
Today marked the one year anniversary of life in lockdown. What a year it has been and how our lives have changed. Whilst I didn’t partake in the two-minute silence earlier today or stand on my doorstep clapping and banging pots and pans. I have been looking back and reflecting on things. The highs, the lows, the difficulties and everything in between.
We’re a week into the new roadmap out of lockdown, with Roo returning to high school – How different the house feels with all the children out at school during the day. It’s been a little bit of an adjustment for Roo first thing in the morning to ensure she has everything ready in time to make it to her school bus.
The calm before the storm phrase – a that has been rolling around my head this week. With the lockdown restrictions starting on the first step of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown tomorrow.
The shortest month of the year is over and it certainly lived up to its name. Whilst normally I would be grumbling about missing a day or two, maybe even a week from the month. However, I really do feel as though I missed at least half of the month. I blinked and before I knew it, it was time to turn the calendar over again to kickstart a new month.
Here we are almost a year since our lives began existing in some form of lockdown. All those weeks, months down the line we are in my ways are older, wiser and stronger people. Time has shone the light on our strengths and weaknesses. Highlighting the areas of our lives we find comfort in and those areas we are happy that have fallen by the wayside.