Hi everyone! I thought it was just worth writing a little note to say that this is a really weird time we’re living in. There’s so much uncertainty and so much unknown. We can’t predict what will happen tomorrow, much less make plans for the future. Most people are currently in their countries of residence where they will remain for the forseeable future. Most people have spent the weekend at home, practising social distancing. Weddings have been postponed. Concerts have been cancelled. Many are working remotely. It seems a little like we are bracing ourselfs for an invisible monster and, to keep safe, we’re locking ourselves inside our own homes. Odd times indeed.
I happened to be reading Zoella’s article on a “backward bucket list” and I thought it was such an excellent exercise for reflection that I decided to work my way through the exercise of beginning a statement with the phrase “This decade I have…” and each word listed below. It’s quite a beautiful exercise because it forces you to think wider than the tunnel vision that we automatically generate that’s focused on the present moment in time. It challenged me to think a bit and definitely required a little bit of long-term memory recall. This decade I have:
The concept of being a woman is something I’ve spent so much time pondering on over the years and I’m sure it will be always be a topic I love to explore and discuss. I’ve spoken about gender-related topics both on this blog and I’ve written magazine articles on the topic too. Being a woman is something I am so passionate about and I love the skin I’m in so much, despite the challenges, every single day. Here’s my version of what it means to be a woman.