I know you’re probably not that interested in my thoughts on the pandemic, but I’m going to give them to you anyway… mainly for my own sanity and honestly, that’s why I created this blog in the first place, somewhere to talk, vent, write. It’s pretty much like having a diary right? When I post my point of view on my Facebook some people get upset or offended. I know we all have differing opinions on things, life would be boring if we didn’t and I do like a good debate, but just flat out telling me I should think the way you do without a hint of discussion is, quite frankly, just rude. Especially on my own, personal, Facebook…
Anyhow, now I’ve got that little rant off my chest…! We’re here to talk about the pandemic.
When the virus first came to the UK (whenever that might have been…) I had mixed feelings. Said feelings went from ‘It won’t be as bad as they’re making it out to be’ to ‘Holy f**k here comes the apocalypse!!!’
We first started hearing about it properly in mid-late February. I believe it was around this time that they had stopped flights in and out of China. We were concerned that our trip to New York would be affected (which seems so selfish when I look back now!) Luckily our trip went ahead, although I do think if we’d been booked for the following week we might have struggled to get back!
The UK then went into full lock-down around 3 weeks after we returned.
I’m a self employed cleaner so this effectively stopped all of my work overnight, a few customers had already taken the decision to self isolate so it was more of a slow trickle, but still pretty damning.
I’m also a freelance writer and social media marketing manager. Some of this work has continued, which is great but the majority has stopped.
I had also just begun filming a series of shorts with Talking Lens Productions, we had been filming for about two weeks when all productions were shut down. To add insult to injury my beloved theatre company, Mart Theatre, has potentially become another casualty of covid-19. However, I am determined for this to not happen and once I have better idea of how we’re going to go about saving it, I shall be posting on here.
After everything else I cannot lose my panto family!
Well, I think that’s enough negativity. I don’t actually want to moan on and about how horrendous everything is. It’s not helpful.
Yes, this is a shit situation but I’ve got so many positives from it too! It’s given me time to determine what is important to me personally. The things I want to do. What I want to be involved in, how I want to spend my time and ultimately who I want to spend that time with.
I could whinge on and on about how shit people have become and how the NHS shouldn’t be getting funded by a 99 year old man doing laps of his garden, but everyone else has already said it!
So, instead here’s my list of positives…
- I’ve made the garden look ever so slightly better than it did a month before lock-down.
- My son has joined an RP group on GTA and is very excited about it!
- Our eating habits have changed for the better and I’ve actually lost weight…
- I have cleared out every cupboard in the house.
- I’ve baked.
- I’ve sat in the garden.
- I have done yoga every day!
- I have been singing, recording and uploading music every day!
- I’ve started blogging again!
- I’ve become slightly less scared of bees!
- My son has been drawing 🙂
I honestly thought this post was going to be so whiny and negative… I’ve surprised myself!
Have a wonderful day, stay safe and look after each other.
‘Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one’ – Eleanor Roosevelt