Thank you for this space Quirky.
This thread has the feel of a living and interactive journal...🙂
I’ve been reflecting over the past eight weeks - and there is no doubt that I’ve been treading water, have lost momentum, I wish I could say I’ve done something wonderfully creative, but I’ve achieved little.
I text chat with friends on and off through the day ( we’re big on keeping in touch) about light and fun stuff.
Being involved here had been a massive support as like many of us, my world/life is many faceted.
In offline life, I can be many faces to whatever the circumstances require, often genuinely engaged and happyish - but also periods of serious anguish where it’s exhausting to be upbeat, to smile through pain, to listen to everyone else and their problems but me.
My ‘problems’ are not the kind you can just repeatedly talk over - the issues are too intense, the trauma from the issues is too uncomfortable to ‘air’ without hearing well meant but triggering responses amongst friends and such. People dont want to be touched by the deeply uncomfortable stuff... they want to help with what they know and understand.
But here, I can let it all hang out.
And I love it that everyone else can write what is happening in their hearts and minds.
Lockdown had brought me here on a daily basis, and throughout the day sometimes.
I’ll always, always be grateful for the insights and wisdom, the sharing and compassion - the humour, the fellowship...
It’s a very precious space on the web.
So that’s my diary entry for today 🙂
It’s a long one. Sorry!