Sometimes life feels like a painting 🎨 I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again - focussing on the small things in life is so helpful to me, especially when the big picture is still so utterly overwhelming. Things are slowly edging towards normal, but... I have such mixed feelings about it. I’d love nothing more than to have dinner at a restaurant with my boyfriend, cuddle all my friends, and visit my family, but it also feels very scary and too soon to do that. Each little step towards “normal” feels absolutely huge, and my brain is overflowing - side note - sorry I’m so crap at replying to messages and emails right now 😶 So, yes, I am focussing on the small things which bring me so much joy, the small tasks I can do, and trying very very hard not to give in to the overwhelm 🌸
A sunshiney dinner from earlier this week, to nourish my body and my soul 🌞 thank you @right_good_kitchen 🧡
Obsessed with unfurling ferns 🌿 The idea of quiet, slow, gentle growth during this time is comforting. Things are happening all around us, all the time, even though it feels like we’re stagnant.
✌🏼🌞 Thanks for all your kind words and solidarity this week, I’m feeling much more myself 💜
Everything suddenly felt too difficult by the end of last week. The feeling dragged through the weekend and got to the point on Sunday night where I felt like I couldn’t breathe. So I took two days to simply rest, to cry, to look after myself the ways I know how, while no one else can. To think small, instead of big. To focus on the tiny, good, tangible things right in front of me. It helped. I am guilty of feeling hopeless lately, but hope is always there if I look for it. It’s not always easy to remember that. Seek hope. Seek help. Keep loving. We’ll get there.
@alpmac making life slightly more bearable with mac and cheese loaded with fried chicken, blue cheese, and their amazing gherkin goop. Brb need to lie down forever.