This lock down has made me think a lot about me, myself and I. It certainly hasn’t been easy and because of this my time away from social media and blogging has helped me realise what I actually want from this and life. One reason I disconnected from all platforms was the pressure I felt of having to post a ‘after work out’ selfie or a picture of being on a zoom call with the gals. I felt that I had to do this even if they didn’t happen. Another reason was I kept seeing posts about having to prove your loyalty and friendship to your friends by remembering who checked in on you through lock down. I’m sorry, but no.
To all my friends, if I haven’t checked in on you please know I don’t mean it out of badness. We are all going through this together and I know that you are thinking of me as I am of you. I know you care.
So what have I done with my time off? I’m not going to lie and pretend I baked, or lost any weight. Why sugar coat it. I want to be real with you. I have done nothing, and I’m okay with that. I should get a medal of the amount of Netflix and Disney+ I have watched. I’ve relived my childhood by watching all High School Musicals, Camp Rocks and Toy Story films as well as starting Grace and Frankie and completing it a few weeks later. I have also washed and hoovered my car and also started a jigssaw puzzle that I have yet to complete.
I am thankful for this time off though because I am became friends with two lovely girls. From the start, we have cheered each other on with Fitbit challenges, the ‘Couch to 5k’ and met up for walks. Charlene and Brogan, thank you for being you and keeping me motivated! I also wouldn’t have realised the beautiful walks that can be done around Cumbernauld, whether it’s Kilt Farm or walking through the trees up towards Palacerigg Country Park, there is something beautiful about walking through wildlife.
I never realised how much I love a good walk and a good gab even if it’s about something silly. You definitely feel fulfilled and the 10km/15km don’t seem as boring as they did when I was younger.
Harvey, myself and a friend took a walk along the canal to the Falkirk Wheel, socially distanced walk too! It was a beautiful sunny day, and it just felt so good to get fresh air and get the legs moving. Although it is closed, you still forgot out the limitations of life right.
Remember, it is okay to not have achieved anything with your time off. I’ve used this time to heal and find myself again. So with that, I have some exciting news to share with you all. So please keep your eyes peeled on Facebook. I’m excited!
I hope you all are staying safe and keeping well!