Weekly Gratitude 2020 47/52

2020 gratitude

Happy Sunday everyone! 5 more weeks to the end of the year! To be honest, I’m not one to think everything will suddenly change the minute the clock strikes midnight and signals a new year but I am looking forward to a bit of a break from work with time to reflect and I guess, hope a little more for the future. It’s been a whirlwind week where I have been on Zoom for longer than I have liked but I’m also mindful that comes with the new role being a national one. Anyway, without further ado, here’s everything I’m grateful for from 15 November to 21 November 2020:

Attending my first gig post-Covid lockdown on Sunday at Lazybones Lounge with the lovely Tash. We saw Alex the Astronaut and while it’s usually my first choice of music, I do enjoy indie music and I was hanging for live music. Coincidentally, as Tash pointed out, we had gone to our last author event in-person together just before lockdown so it was nice to do this together too.

Starting a potentially new writing group here in Sydney – sure, one of the girls is from my bookclub and only one other person turned up for the meet and greet – but it’s a start!

Finishing a really good book – Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb. Thanks for putting me on to it last year, Denyse! I loved it and it mirrored a lot of my thoughts and experiences as a therapist who has sought therapy.

Sending an Australian book to a bookstagrammer in another country while they are in lockdown. It’s nice to be able to do stuff like that!

Starting to get to know some of the clinical staff across the organisation and leaning into some discomfort myself.

Lovely mid-week drinks, dinner, ice-cream, windy walks and laughs.

Thursday night book club with the girls! Always a lot of fun.

Being asked out for a drink by a guy at the pub on book club night after leaving – that rarely ever happens to me {like, ever!} and I was flattered but I was also grateful he took rejection well {just bad timing, unfortunately, else I’d have accepted!}. As women, we hear horror stories all the time so it was nice this didn’t have that element to it and was just a sweet {and flattering} memory.

Getting some beach time during my lunch break on Friday.

Seeing We Lost the Sea and Solkyri at Crowbar on Friday night. So. Fucking. Good. It was very different to seeing them in November last year where I stood up front but at least I got to see them this year even if I was seated further away. My neck is still sore from the headbanging.

Surviving a Covid-test on Saturday {it’s uncomfortable but not that bad!} – it was my first one – and getting my results Saturday night {even if I was already asleep}. I woke up with a sore throat yesterday and even though I was certain it wasn’t Covid, the fact that I’d been out most week and around people, as well as doing the right thing meant I went to get tested.

It’s been a good week except for feeling Zoomed out and anxious about some things. Like I said at the start, I am counting down and hanging for a bit of a break, even if it’s just to go to the beach and do Sydney things.

How has your week been?

Do share!

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

Until next time,


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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    24 November 2020 at 7:06 am

    I feel like the weeks are flying by faster as the end of the year approaches. I’m not expecting any big changes in 2021 but I am looking forward to putting 2020 to bed and starting with a new slate even if it’s the same old. I can only imagine how happy your live gigs made you, I know how much you love your live music and with your new writing group, it sounds like you’re covering all your artistic bases! That book sounds right up my read street. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  • Jennifer Jones
    24 November 2020 at 9:03 am

    I can understand they you’re hanging out for a break Sanch. I think many are feeling that way this year. I’m slightly envious that you get to go to the beach in your lunch break. Also that you’re book club is meeting. Our is still in recess due to covid. Good to catch up again

  • Debbie+Harris
    24 November 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Your updates are always interesting Sanch with an insight into your life, thanks for sharing. I hope the guy asks you out again (if that’s what you want of course). I can totally understand the needing a break! #lifethisweek
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  • Denyse
    25 November 2020 at 7:43 pm

    None of us could have written about anything as you have a year ago. It was unheard of and now…look at what is so-called normal.

    Your physical copy of the book is yours when we catch up…or I can post!!

    My grandson who is a DJ is finally going to be able to do a live gig on Sat 4 Dec with all people seated. Cant quite imagine it because its hardstyle (I think i know what it is) but he is so excited to be back in front of people.

    Thank you so much for linking up for #lifethisweek. I am glad you did and look forward to seeing you next week. The optional prompt is 48/51 Self-Care Stories #7 30.11.2020. Denyse.
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