This is my 10th weekend of essentially self-isolating. I mean to some extent I am always self-isolating. I mean I live alone and am not the most social person but between work, family and my close friends I usually occasionally see a few people in person!
Since I got back from Oslo on March 13th I have –>
- had my birthday,
- had my first Zoom party,
- started a new role,
- badly sprained my wrist,
- thought I was ill,
- got really ill,
- eaten too much sugar,
- drank too much beer,
- cooked more than I ever have before,
- bought some fancy, expensive chefs knives,
- used Deliveroo for the first time,
- ordered a beer delivery for the first time,
- walked the same route approximately 50 times,
- started yoga,
- stopped yoga,
- started a different yoga,
- tried Couch25K again
- gave up Couch25K again
- listened to more music than I can ever remember,
- smashed another phone,
- bought another phone,
- tweeted two semi-viral posts,
- run my first 100% remote workshop,
- tried to get my Sticker Stories project going,
- shelved my Sticker Stories project due to lack of interest (for now),
- been unable to read for pleasure,
- been unable to concentrate on TV/movies,
- written a lot of blogposts,
- paid for an anti-bodies test and messed it up,
- came very close to starting a podcast (because I am a cliche),
- started getting back to reading for pleasure – but only comfort authors,
- spent a fortune with Amazon but saved a load of money compared to usual,
- bought a lot of art,
- and trainers..
My mental health has been…well lets call is changeable. There have been days where I have been productive and pretty upbeat, days when I haven’t wanted to get out of bed and at least a couple of days where I got seriously drunk. I know I have it easy compared to a lot of people – no home schooling, no care responsibilities at all, still got a good job, great broadband, books for days, every streaming service known to man…but it has still been pretty sucky and truth be told I have no confidence about going back out into the world post-lockdown. The idea of getting on a train, bus or god forbid the Tube scares the crap out of me. I can’t even imagine getting back on a plane – I had enough issues before.
At the moment I am planning on carrying on much the same until August when I’ll re-evaluate. That is another 10 weeks.
2 responses to “10 weeks note”
Perhaps combine some of these and make a podcast about stickers?
haha – that was kind of on the cards. I was going to do a podcast about open comms – blogging, meet-ups, stickers, posters, social media…with stickers for guests and listeners.