For many of us, 2020 was going to be the year. The year for a career change; a once in a lifetime holiday; a new relationship or getting married; start a new school or university; take driving lessons; leave home and set up on your own. Maybe you had plans to celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary. Plans for that large family gathering, or, like us, to launch a new business venture. As we embark on our ninth week of social distancing, with the prospect of several more to come, it gets a little harder ‘Keeping the Faith’.
How fortunate are we though, that this unexpected turn of events should hit during, what I consider to be the most beautiful time of the year? As spring turns to summer and the countryside changes from a bleak nothingness to a glorious, lush, fresh, bright and blossom filled wonder, with new life springing up everywhere, it’s as if mother nature is shouting: ‘Hey! For eons, here I have been, doing my thing and there you all were, far too busy to notice!’. So now is the time, your opportunity, to stop and smell the roses.
Get pleasure out of the little things. Those small things that will always be there, regardless. As a great mathematician (well, I think so anyway) once said; ‘Life, uh, finds a way.’ (1)
Despite the disappointment of cancelled events, I would like to think that the last eight to nine weeks of lockdown have not been wasted. We have all adapted and become used to a new way of living, working and learning from home; maybe enjoying nature more and spending quality time with our families. Perhaps learning a new skill or discovering hidden talents. My brother and his wife, an NHS doctor, decided to elevate their love for cooking and photography by creating a distraction for themselves during these uncertain times and put together an amazing food blog, with gorgeous vegetarian recipes. Check it out at hungrykatie.com.
However, how many of you, like myself, anticipated all these changes, or the ‘New Normal’ as it is now known, to be for the short term? As time passes and we learn more about Covid-19, the reality and understanding of the situation sinks in that maybe, some of these changes will be with us for the long term, working from home being one of them.
If you are in this new situation, are currently cooped up in a corner of a room, maybe under the stairs even, sitting at a desk stacked high with paperwork feeling a little like: ‘Agh!’, do not fear. You may have more room than you realise. You just need some help seeing through the clutter and need to get some advice on storage of those things you want to keep and dispersal of those you don’t. ‘Anne Wallis Projects’, www.annewallisprojects.com can constructively, sympathetically and more importantly, remotely, help you create the perfect working space.
‘Keeping the Faith’ can be hard as the weeks of restrictions continue. But if we surround ourselves with positive people, listen to good advice, ask for help and put a positive spin on what is definitely a situation none of us wanted to find ourselves in, then we may see a light flickering at the end of the tunnel. There really is no reason why all those plans – holidays, celebrations, new ventures – we had in our diaries at the beginning of the year cannot still be fulfilled. It will just be in a slightly different way to the one we intended.
We look forward to being able to welcome you to
Meadow Field Luxury Glamping
1) Dr Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park – Steven Spielberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiVVzxoPTtg
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