It’s been a while I know. I’m sorry for that. I’m sure like many of you the events of the last two years have created many ups and downs.
More lockdowns, restrictions everywhere, constantly being updated on case numbers and death rates, feeling helpless to support those experiencing the fallout of the pandemic and the inabilIty to be with family and friends with travel and border controls.
Is anyone like me? I still question how we got here? its all too real I know but honestly if someone had have said to me two years ago this would happen, and on a global scale, I would have struggled to believe them. But here we are!
When I started this blog I truly thought Covid was a moment in time. Something we would endure and move on, and hopefully learn a lesson or two for the future of humanity. Well we are still living it and I hope we are taking learnings from it, but it’s not going away anytime soon. In fact, we know Covid is here for good, whether we like it or not, and now we have to find a way to keep moving forward to a new normal.
For a few months I kept coming back to this blog with the intention to write again. Don’t get me wrong a lot has happened since we last connected but there was something missing in my motivation or maybe creativity to get back on blog train!
I cannot believe we are mid way through October already and we are about to see another year close out in a few months. Time seems to have flown, and yet in many ways I don’t feel we are moving forward fast enough to get back to some kind of normality. Covid still looms over us, threatening to send us backwards, and just this week the UK news is throwing out fears of cases rising and additional restrictions through winter. De ja vu anyone?
A lot has happened for me this year and I have lots to share:
- I started a brand new job with a new company – completely virtually
- I finally got back on a plane and across international borders, navigating the covid travel procedures
- I travelled for work again for the first time in over 18 months
- I recycled all my ‘corporate clothes’ – after all the office is forever changed
- I started the couch to 5k – not complete yet – but it is my new fitness challenge
- And more …
What I’ve learned is to celebrate the milestones and find ways to challenge and stimulate my health and well-being – this is what keeps me moving forward with positivity.