Weekly Gratitude 2019 32/52

2019 weekly gratitude

Happy Sunday my dear readers! Hope you’ve had a lovely week and weekend so far. I’ve had an interesting week – it’s been crazy busy at work but I’ve managed to get through it all. After the massive downer from the week before, this week was a bit more manageable emotionally. Yes, I’ve been a bit tired but nothing compared to being emotionally and physically drained last week. Anyway, it’s time now to look at all that I’m grateful for from 4th August to 10th August 2019:

Back at the gym training again since Sunday this week. I also managed to lift 65 kgs while doing deadlifts this week (5x5x5x5} which is a personal best. I squatted 55 kgs which I’ve done before but managed more reps {8x8x8x8x8}

Time to reflect on my life and what I want after the setback from the week before

A brilliant workshop I attended on treating death anxiety. Death is a topic that fascinates me and while I’m not afraid of my own death, I do fear the death of family and friends. This workshop made me think deeper and look for further readings in philosophy as well

Catching up for drinks with a friend after the workshop

Appreciating all that life has to offer


Having a nursing student who was sitting in session with me tell me he noticed how teenagers were opening up to me easily as compared to their sessions with the doctors – I’d been feeling like an imposter and this was a gentle reminder that maybe I am doing what I need to be doing

Realising on Friday, I have two weeks before I head overseas on holidays

Friday night drinks with private practice colleagues – it makes me realise what a healthy work environment is and where you are appreciated and valued unlike some previous workplaces I’ve been in

A wonderful Saturday with friends wandering through Sydney streets and bookstores, and having lunch and dinner at places we haven’t been to before

Buying six books, a tote bag and lapel pins from a couple of independent bookshops for Love your bookshop day

Knowing I have wonderful friends

It’s been a week of small realisations and being grateful for life. The workshop on death was probably an eye-opening one on a personal level too but more importantly, I think I’ve forced myself to notice all the things I do have in life. And honestly, I have a lot.

How was your week?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this week***

Until next time,

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  • Joanne Tracey
    12 August 2019 at 10:05 am

    I love those gentle reminders that the universe sends you every so often. Not only are they reminders that you are on the right track but they tend to come when you’re feeling most like you aren’t – on the right track, that is. Have a great week.
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      12 August 2019 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks! Completely agree with the reminders we need 🙂

  • Shilpa Garg
    12 August 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I believe in saying good/positive things in people as soon as I see one, as I have seen that these makes such a big difference. I am so glad that the nursing student did the same. I must say that you are doing such a fab job in touching, changing and transforming so many lives, Sanch! Way to go!
    6 Books! Wow!! Have a great week ahead!! Cheers!

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      12 August 2019 at 9:58 pm

      Aww thank you! Yeah I do make sure I say positive things when I see t too

  • Sydney Shop Girl
    12 August 2019 at 7:47 pm

    What a fulfilling week, Sanch! So many goals reached. So much learned.

    You go, girl!!!

    SSG xxx

  • Debbie
    12 August 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I was so happy to read of all your little gratitudes Sanch, it’s so nice to feel this way isn’t it? It’s also good to get some positive feedback in your job, well done! #Lifethisweek
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      12 August 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you; it was nice to have some perspective this week

  • Soumya
    12 August 2019 at 10:25 pm

    A workshop on death anxiety, that would be something that I need to attend. Like you said, I’m not afraid of my own death, but of the ones close to me.

    You look so fit and awesome! That workout is deadly and seems to be showing very well on you!

    You are doing what you are meant to do! That’s such a blessing!
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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    13 August 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Yay on your gym accomplishments! You are looking amazing and SO strong! I think I need to attend a workshop on death anxiety, I am riddled with it, I’m quite OK with facing off with my own mortality but it’s a whole different story when it comes to my loved ones. I followed your bookshop tour on IG and it looked so much fun. And how good are positive vibes and great feedback. I think sometimes we are too hard on ourselves. Hope you have a lovely week ahead!

  • Denyse
    14 August 2019 at 7:00 pm

    After the week’s before, how good it was to read about this one. Gentle but wonderful times..and congratulations on what the Nurse noticed with those who you help. Good one Sanch!! Slightly envious of your Saturday…what fun it looked.

    Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week’s optional prompt is 33/51 Tea, Coffee or What? 19/8/19. Hope to see you linking up then too. Denyse.
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  • Jayanthy Govindarajan
    16 August 2019 at 6:58 am

    It is a pleasure and a gentle reminder to appreciate the little things in life Sanch. I tried this weekly gratitude and failed to continue beyond Mid of February. However, I am sincerely hoping I give it another try again. We definitely have a lot to be thankful for. A workshop on death anxiety would be a good eye opener for me too. If possible, could you write a bit about it. My god look at the weights you carry, greatest effort and sincerity in what you’re doing Sanch. All the best for a wonderful week ahead.
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