Ask any parent, and they will tell you that it’s a challenge to entertain children for the whole of the summer holidays. (6 weeks of it!)
Unpaid carers need to be valued at the same level as any paid work. We are skilled workers. After all, we do save the economy £132 billion per year.
The pandemic experience has thrown my life off in another direction, including work aspirations.
A poem about Identity, acceptance, and finding myself.
The half-term holiday is now over, and today we have entered back into the routine of school. During the holidays, we brainstormed ideas and activities to do at home while in lockdown.
Trying to parent, educate and dedicate time to look after one’s wellbeing during lockdown has been a challenge. I have been prioritising my child’s needs yet have moments of forgetting mine.
Spending a lot more time indoors (lately) has made me take more notice of my home environment.
So, I have decided to make a list of my top 5 things to do in 2021 during these strange times:
Being judged for being yourself and made to feel like it was a bad thing for decades forces you to go into survival mode. You then learn techniques to adapt and become socially conditioned by your external environment
I am not feeling healthy at the moment but am focused on making sure I take, the steps to improve my health.
A storyteller of truth, wise words to be found,
The story starts with an egg; he was more oval than round.
I have to be honest and say that I have been feeling exhausted lately. When I get to this point, I struggle with reading and writing, as it just becomes information overload and I shutdown.
We have expanded our walking routes and locations, to include new places where we haven’t been to before. It has been a gradual process, but we have now gained a new love for walking.
My son and I have been brainstorming ideas of what we are comfortable in doing this summer as well and keeping us entertained.
See, I am a person who lives by my moral compass of working out what is right and wrong and live by those moral values.
What an experience these past months have been. Before lockdown, I was tired of feeling anxious, so, made a referral for support. After, I completed a few cognitive behaviour therapy sessions to improve my mental health and address my thoughts. Around a month later, we went into lockdown.
I took a little break away from blogging as my brain was becoming exhausted from what I call multitasking overload.
As my son has a rare chromosome condition, I have been reluctant to go into the shops for food, as I don’t want to risk his health. My partner doesn’t live with us, so it has just been myself and son at home.
Sometimes the challenging times in life gives you clarity and understanding of what is most important. We all live busy lives, and sometimes we need a little time out to slow down.
For my son, I want him to learn about food nutrition and develop a healthy relationship with food. I want him to be able to enjoy the creative side of cooking, gain valuable life skills and understand the food process.