I felt a familiar lockdown feeling wafting over me today as the sun shone through the window, and I set off to work from home yet again.
It was this flat, gnawing feeling of unsettledness. Of unsatisfaction.
I did my best to remind myself that all was good in my world, and even argued with some of my thoughts. I reasoned that it was lockdown blues, yet again, making their presence known.
I’ve grown to get used to their presence, and even allow them to pull up a chair at the table.
Just as I finished work, I came across a hilarious Sooshi Mango video. If you haven’t seen these guys and you’re of European descent, you MUST check them out. Anyway I watched this latest vid, gasping from breath and nearly crying, and quickly went to share it into the messenger group chat of the Sooshi Mango fan club.
Otherwise known as, me and my four friends. 🤣🤣
I had to share the joy. It was a quick share, a comment here, comment there… insert some laughing emojis, some OMGs, and all was good.
All was good in the world.
And it had me thinking… how lovely it is that I have this group with my friends, where we just come and go, drop in random stuff about our lives, share memes and jokes and more personal stuff, and some of us comment, some of us don’t, but you know what?
It’s all ok. We move on. We don’t take it personally.
You know those people where you feel as if you are walking on eggshells constantly? You need to watch what you say, how you say it, and then you need to check in, ALL THE TIME. If you haven’t spoken to them, you need to justify why, and I HATE justifying.
Like, life, that’s why.
That’s what I love about this messenger group we have, and that’s why I love my friends. We are bloody mature people. There are no freaking games and bullshit.
We drop in, we laugh, we comment.
We move on.
And then the next day/week, we pop in again, and it’s like the conversation never ended.
I was thinking all of this, feeling super proud of us, and then I realised…
I had a lot more to be grateful for than I first thought.
Those lockdown blues, I chased them away. 💖🥰