Weekly Gratitude 2020 11/52

2020 gratitude

Hello readers! I write this weekly gratitude post on a Sunday evening from a pre-apocalyptic world. What the fuck is going on? I am not personally anxious about COVID-19 but I do worry that humanity is fucked. I am taking precautions of course as I would not want to be responsible for spreading any germs but also, selfishly, don’t want to be house-bound for two weeks. I like the outdoors, nature, cafes, bars and my gym, far too much! Work has been hectic due to trying to put contingency plans in place; we work with populations that have lowered immunity and would certainly be vulnerable to the virus. So it feels like the entire world is panicking – some legitimately, some, not so much. In this time of doom and gloom, it’s hard to find stuff to be grateful for but is also essential. I have been writing in my gratitude journal every night and am here are just some of the things I’m grateful for from 8th March to 14th March 2020:

Good chat with a friend to process some emotional shit I was going through

Watching the Australian women play the most awesome cricket match to annihilate India in the T20 World Cup finals – sure it was on the telly and not at the MCG but it was such an incredible game and atmosphere!

Reading the book I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley in less than 24 hours and being deeply affected by it before seeing her at her book launch

Tuesday night dinner and drinks at a funky little place in the city Since I left you with Tash who I’ve met through the online world

Being able to tell a random stranger I liked her shoes and seeing her face light up

Going to the sunset cinema midweek and watching Bombshell with girlfriends

A crazy week at work but feeling valued and supported

Being able to hit the gym every single day

Getting the all-clear from the physio for all exercises due to significant improvement in my shoulder; I go back in three weeks and am really hoping I continue to improve and build strength in my right shoulder

Working from home on Friday after a big week and clocking off early because I had worked long hours

Picking up some dresses after they were altered and having the tailor say some lovely things – she’s such a lovely woman who took a shine to me and I’ve found out so much about her!

Getting a helix piercing – it hurt more than I expected but it looks really cool!

Receiving a compliment about my outfit  – a dress from Dangerfield – by a lady at Erina Fair

Saturday night with friends at one of their houses – enjoying homemade pizzas, lots of laughs and good times. Very grateful to have all of them in my life!

It’s been one hell of a week. Weird on so many levels and almost surreal. I know it’s only going to get worse in terms of panic and hysteria but I hope sanity prevails. In the meantime, I’m going to do whatever it takes to manage my own mental and physical wellbeing. I hope you are too.

How was your week?

Do share!

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

Until next time,

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  • Sydney Shop Girl
    16 March 2020 at 5:41 pm

    So happy your shoulder is on the mend and you’re cleared by your physio!

    I agree. it has been quite a week. I’m still trying to process it for myself. I think writing it all out will be a good start for me.

    SSG xxx

  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    16 March 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Yay for your shoulder and good friends! I don’t have coronavirus but I do have coronanxiety. I feel like I’m living in a sci-fi movie. It’s a strange world we’re living in. Trying to make the best of the social distance and enjoying time with hubby and the hound. Hope we can get together in the great outdoors soon!

  • Debbie Harris
    16 March 2020 at 6:14 pm

    It certainly is a weird world at the moment Sanch and I think we’re all fighting for some understanding. We all need to take care of our mental health especially after we’ve just got through the bushfires in our area. People were being encouraged to come and spend money but now everyone is having to stay away – we are in a bad way! Take care of yourself.
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  • Natalie
    17 March 2020 at 9:35 am

    Sanch: Glad to hear your shoulder is on the mend and you’re taking preventive care for your well-being. Keep calm and carry on. #lifethisweek
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  • Denyse
    18 March 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Cray cray busy but in a good way. I sense that staying home ain’t nice. I admit, even though I could stay home each day, I am still going out, getting the coffee and bringing it home rather than sitting in a cafe or the shopping mall. My drive to Soldiers Beach lifted my spirits as I have resumed driving since the cataract surgery.

    You are going so well. Love the connections you made with the tailor!

    Thank you for being part of Life This Week. Next week’s optional prompt (made before COVID 19 lol) is 12/51 Out & About. 23.3.2020. Hope to see you there too. Denyse.
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  • Simon Falk
    6 April 2020 at 5:10 pm

    I Choose Elena is a very powerful book. I find it captivating, shocking and, in the end, hopeful.
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