So isolating can get a bit boring, the pandemic has ripped through small businesses like mine and left us self-employed people wondering what TF is next - but I’ve now hit a point where I feel weirdly calm. There’s comfort in the fact we’re all in this together and instead of waking up with a bare diary, buckled with panic, I’m finding myself waking up with lots of time and options and it feels odd - but freeing. Being self employed with others relying on you is tough and I find it almost impossible to take time out - but knowing that millions of people have no choice but to as well, I’ve been able to relax, despite the uncertainty. I guess in these circumstances, letting go is easier because there’s not really much we can do otherwise. I haven’t been the most productive with the time but I don’t think it matters. I’m learning how to enjoy being still, I’ve rested, spent time with Abi, played fetch with my dog and hit new levels of grateful that I am able to do all of that. I’m thankful for every moment that me and my loved ones are well, able to stay indoors and able to help others; thankful that FaceTime exists, thankful for the home I share with @abigailinglis
, beyond thankful for the NHS, everyone keeping us going and thankful that I can get out and exercise everyday. Our 2020 mountain checklist and travels might be on hold but it will be even sweeter when we do get there and I’m excited to appreciate it all from a new perspective.
Stay safe and stay inside. Don’t be a twat. 📸: Man like JC @joecampbell1994