Friday 24th September 2021

“You worked hard for this”

I found this online last night by @devsdoodlesco and it resonated with me. I don’t think we, as busy, bustling humans take much time to acknowledge where we’ve come from to where we are now. I try my best not to dwell on the past, depending on circumstance and the impact this has had on your current life/wellbeing/outlook. HOWEVER, I do think it is essential for us to be proud of what we have overcome in, gosh, even just the past year. The amount of resilience each and every person has within them is astonishing.

So maybe for today, before we start our weekends – try and reflect on where you’ve been and where you are now. It might help you feel a little lighter for your sunny weekend enjoying your hobbies, drinking coffee and seeing friends and family. It may even spark a little feeling of gratitude.

Monday 16th August 2021

Where am I? My family home in Regional NSW

What am I drinking? A good old instant coffee with almond milk (who doesn’t love one of these in the morning?!)

What am I thinking? My life, as have the lives of many people living in NSW, has been a whirlwind the past few days. I am grateful to be safe. I am grateful to be healthy. I am grateful to have company in lockdown. I believe that many people, including myself, will and have taken this lockdown as a hit to their mental health. I am trying to stay focused and breathe through the overwhelming thoughts of feeling lost and unstructured. I am a rigorous planner and love my routines, therefore this week and possibly weeks to come will be a new challenge. I’m trying to see through to a hopeful future and one where our whole state can come out of disarray. Stay safe everyone.

Friday 6th August 2021

My first ‘Coffee’ post! We’re here – we’re doing this!

Where am I? Thorne Street Cafe (82 Thorne Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2560)

What have I ordered? A Long Black w/ a side of Almond Milk & a Raspberry and White Choc Muffin

What am I thinking? How friendly the staff are and how lucky I am to be sitting in a coffee shop freely enjoying a coffee and food without lockdown restrictions of Covid-19. In regional NSW we are legally obliged to ‘Check-In’, yet in places such as Sydney, sadly they cannot even leave their homes unless it is classed as essential.