Each day is a day to learn and adapt to the world around us; to work out where we are on our journeys, to study, to work, to commit our time to what we’re passionate about.
There seem to be so many changes in the world right now. COVID-19 appears to have disappeared practically overnight, with the news mainly focusing on the Ukraine. The horrors the people of Ukraine are facing, their efforts to escape, and what we can do to respond.
Is it always all or nothing? Do we purposely fill our time, so our calendars are overly full, or are we a yes person where coincidentally everything just seems to happen at the same time?
I’m quite often asked by family friends, friends, and strangers if I went to university. The simple answer is no. Not because I didn’t want to, not because I didn’t get the grades but because I decided further education wasn’t for me.
My comfort zone is comfortable… I know what I’m doing, most of the time, and I know where I’m going, some of the time. But I have a problem with it – it’s way too comfortable, like a pair of old slippers that are nice and warm.
So, like many others recently, I’ve been spending an unhealthy amount of time on TikTok. You open the app, watch two videos and boom… an hour has passed by! As a creative mind though, I love TikTok. So many of the videos inspire me, but one in particular got me thinking a bit deeper recently.
I’ve grown up surrounded by the countryside and I’ve always enjoyed going on walks with my family. I enjoy looking at, and taking in, the beauty of the world around me.
Occupational therapy…what’s that? Who is that? Is that like physiotherapy? Are you trying to get people back into work?
Scrolling through Instagram, the news, Pinterest etc. it’s easy to feel like you aren’t enough or that you’re not doing enough.
There are some things that just don’t go together. Strawberry sauce on chips? Weird, would ruin your chips. Drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth? Horrible, a bad start to your morning. Socks and flip flops? Uncomfortable, but at least your toes are warm.