Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Level Number 5

 It’s a strange evening, waiting for Level 5 to kick in. 

Here we go again.

It’s been a tough couple of months and to be honest I’m probably not in the best headspace to take on social isolation, but hey, we’ve got this.

I’ve sat down with my paper and pen to plan out my next 42 days.

The good news is, that’s the length of Lent.

See what I did there!!!

So as a good Irish Catholic (!) I know that we have to go through a bit of self sacrifice and self denial in order to reap the benefits when we come out the other side.

Also Science has proven that 42 days is the optimum time to establish new habits and to break bad ones. 

I don’t want to write off the next six weeks. They can be a great six weeks with a bit of planning and acceptance.

There are two major differences to the last lockdown. (even though we’re not calling it that).

Our main worry last time was the effect that it was having on Mam and the heartbreak of not being able to visit her. It really is a blessing that she doesn’t have to go through that again.

School is still open so I have a reason to get up in the mornings. Contrary to what the media are saying, teachers are not refusing to go in. All teachers I’ve talked to would walk barefoot over hot coals to get into school. 

Also, being a person who lives alone I have a social bubble that I can still visit, so I can still drop into the Ayres in the Hill of Down.

So I have a plan of sorts in place. I hope to update how I’m getting on, here. I’m not being narsistic, it’s just that for some of us, blogging is a way of feeling connected to the rest of the world and not feeling totally isolated. So if I’m annoying you, don’t click in. 

But if you do, I’d love an auld comment, so I know there’s someone out there!


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