Weekly Gratitude 2021 43/52

Hello lovely readers! I am very late in publishing this post but I’ve had one of those weeks where it’s been filled with anxiety about work and life. It was a f full-on week but Saturday was quite lovely and then on Sunday, I’ve been hit with a cold {not Covid}. Work-wise, I really struggled this week due to some systemic frustrations but somehow managed to get through it all and make it to Friday evening. I also ran into some frustrations trying to cancel my old gym membership. And then, added to all this, there’s just been a general sense of anxiety about life and work. I have one more week of work before I get a week off and I cannot wait. Without further ado, here are all the things I am grateful for from 17 October to 23 October 2021:

Catching up with my friend Ashley for Sunday breakfast and a walk around the Botanic Gardens; our catch-up since May.

Wandering through the CBD on the Sunday

Going to Dymocks and browsing {and buying} books . I have missed that!

Books and beers in bars. Great to do that again!

Spontaneous lunch and drinks catch up with friends who happened to be in the city

Taking the ferry home on Sunday evening – I stayed out longer than I intended but I loved it!

Lovely friends and family offering to chat when I was struggling early in the week

Wednesday evening at the beach by myself to help with my anxiety

A really good therapy session with my psychologist on Thursday. The timing was great!

Friday evening hangs with my friend AMK by the beach; we walked, we ordered takeaway and enjoyed a beer by the beach

Managing to see some bioluminescence on the waves on Friday night

Spending a couple of hours on Saturday morning at the beach

Catching up with my friends CN and SM and their dog Cavi for lunch on Saturday

Celebrating my friend Jess‘ upcoming book launch online on Saturday night

As you can tell, apart from mainly work stuff, it’s actually been a decent week. I know there’s a lot of things to be grateful for. At the same time, I wish I could have more of those moments than the anxious ones.

How has your week been?

Do share!

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

Until next time,

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  • Barbara Lofgren
    25 October 2021 at 10:23 am

    Sounds like a good week!
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  • Deborah Cook
    25 October 2021 at 11:45 am

    It sounds like you’re making the most of your freedom now which is great! And I know you’re struggling with the other stuff and off to read your existential crisis post now.

    I often envy others who don’t seem to over-ponder their lives and just get on with it and not sure if our overthinking means we question our direction, purpose and values etc more. Of course if we weren’t prone to overanalysis it might not occur to us to even wonder if we’re fulfilled. *Sigh*
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  • Vanessa
    25 October 2021 at 12:58 pm

    This morning I remembered I only have three months left on my contract at work and no planning has been done at a system level to let anyone know about contracts, so I feel you on the general “hmm” about life and work. Also the bioluminescene sounds so good and I want to see it!

  • Debbie+Harris
    25 October 2021 at 1:08 pm

    I am hoping that one day I will see some bioluminescence, it is such an amazing feat of nature, not to mention beautiful. I’m glad you found some balance in your week and have friends and family who care about you. Hoping the end of lockdown treats you well Sanch.
    I had a visit from my daughter, SIL and two gorgeous grandchildren over the weekend and it was so much fun after being locked apart as they are in ACT. #lifethisweek
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  • Joanne+Tracey
    25 October 2021 at 4:25 pm

    yay to ending lockdown and wow to seeing the bioluminescence in the sea. I’m on leave this week (although I worked today), but even 4 days off will be good – although we’re helping our daughter move house.

  • Jennifer Jones
    27 October 2021 at 9:24 am

    I love that you can always see the positives, even when you are enduring negatives in your life. I find sitting at the beach and staring out to sea to be very relaxing. Unfortunately, living far from the coast, I don’t get to do it often. So I’m quite envious. n
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  • Denyse Whelan
    27 October 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Gosh that anxiety rubbish is hard…even though you know why and you would rather it piss off…it just stays. Dr Claire Weekes book gets a mention in more people’s lives these days and if you are yet to check out her work, might be helpful. So, sounds like all in all you did all you could..without avoiding…and self-compassion and care gets a big tick. Loved much of your post, and hope work stuff settles.Systemic things/policies/politics are what ruin some workplaces…ask me why I gave up some volunteer roles one day!!

    It’s been great to have you share your post this week for #lifethisweek on Denyse Whelan Blogs. Thank you. I hope you will be back next week, where the optional prompt is “young” but my guest poster, Mr Whelan, is sharing his thoughts for the final time on the blog in 2021 on a different topic. See you there, Denyse.
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