Gratitude

Weekly Gratitude 2021 33/52

Welcome to yet another Sunday edition of my weekly gratitude, lovely readers! As I write this, all of NSW is in lockdown thanks to a few irresponsible people who decided to party in Newcastle and hunt real estate in Byron Bay. I worry for the regional communities with fewer resources but hopefully, being locked down helps. The ACT has also joined Melbourne and us in being locked down. I sincerely hope everyone remembers this during our federal elections next year – just how much the government failed us in our vaccine rollout. It was a race. It always has been a race. On the plus side, some numbers I have been tracking are our vaccination stats and in NSW, at least 50 percent of people over 16 have had their first vaccination. Here’s hoping it increases soon! Anyway, it’s looking likely this lockdown will continue into September and while I try and come to terms with that, here are all the things I’m grateful for from 8th August to 14th August 2021:

Breaking in my new gumboots on Sunday as I walked the streets; they brightened up a grey Sunday

Buying roses to brighten up my apartment

Beautiful sunrises, longer days, and warm weather; spring is in the air!

Good personal training sessions outdoors and deadlifting 70kgs for 7 reps at one point

Walks during the week with Sammie, my friend SS, and a work friend SH – all of whom live in a 2 km radius thankfully

Chats with my lovely barista

Chats with a neighbour in the lift

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Reading in the sunshine

Curating care packages and writing cards for friends

Phone conversations with my friend JR

Submitting a couple of stories to competitions and writing or editing every morning

Good discussions with my clinical supervisor around the logistics of setting up a private practice. The scariest part is trying to obtain a referral source

Making potato and rosemary pizza on Friday night

Trying out some new and really good craft beers this weekend

For now, I’m managing okay. It helps to look at all that I can be grateful for. I have lovely friends who continue to check in on me and me on them. Work is something I’m trying to get through and there are parts that are good but parts that are not as fulfilling anymore but I am grateful I have a job. There’s books to read, stories to write, and all these keep me going. And of course, exercise and the area I chose to live in – both decisions I’m glad I made pre-lockdowns.

How has your week been whether in or out of lockdown?

Do share!

***Linking with Natalie for Weekend Coffee Share and Denyse for Life this Week***

Until next time,

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  • Natalie
    15 August 2021 at 9:52 am

    Glad you had a good week and you’re managing okay. Spring is coming to the southern hemisphere and it’s usually a mood lifter. Have a great week! Thank you for linking with #weekendcoffeeshare.
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  • Barbara Lofgren
    15 August 2021 at 10:45 am

    Nice to see you doing OK despite lockdown. May it not last too long!
    Just got my first vaccine this morning. So happy!
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  • Deborah Cook
    16 August 2021 at 1:35 pm

    THe potato and rosemary pizza looked amazing! Good luck with setting up private practice and finding sources for referral. It sounds exciting but I realise it’s daunting as well.

    Do you need to have just one bubble buddy for exercise or is that someone who can visit your place? (Glad you’re coping well by the way!) xx
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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    16 August 2021 at 1:40 pm

    I am so excited for you re your private practice and really admire the resilience you’ve shown through this lockdown, I know it hasn’t been easy but you’ve turned negatives into positives. On the plus side me and Teddy are getting to see you more often which is always a win, win in our books!

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  • Astrid van der Rijst-van Woerkom
    16 August 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Great gratitude list. Potato and rosemary pizza sounds so delicious! #LifeThisWeek
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  • Jennifer Jones
    17 August 2021 at 8:07 am

    Sanch it’s great to hear you sound so positive during such trying times. In times like these I’ve found that it’s the small things that make us realise how lucky we are. I love that you’re able to feel gratitude. Fingers crossed that you won’t be in lockdown for too much longer.
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  • Debbie+Harris
    17 August 2021 at 4:28 pm

    It’s a hard time Sanch and I’m glad to see you’re doing OK and that you have friends who check in on you. Take care x
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  • Denyse Whelan
    19 August 2021 at 2:35 pm

    I am enjoying all the things you are feeling grateful for and I am grateful for our friendship. Setting up your private practice I imagine would also be about finding an insurance company for yourself as well. I know my son made some initial contacts way back via GPs and a local private hospital where he had worked while studying…the old professional network thing is what is’s about but trying to get your messages out to GPs right now is tricky. I wish you well. Always.Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, the optional prompt is Time. I hope to see you link up again. Warmest wishes, Denyse.
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