Happenings 03.09.2020

I feel like I am publishing blogs more frequently of late (Check InstaSays and Getting to Know) But I haven’t actually written a blog post for a while. I have pinched this idea from Emma (NannyontheRun) as I thought it was a good way of giving you an update.

Ruth W

Doing: Like everyone in the world right now I think, I am trying to figure out what the new normal is.

Hearing: At this moment, I am sat in my kitchen listening to Radio 2.

Drinking: Tea. Although I really should be drinking water. I really need to up my water intake! I say this SO often, it’s even annoying me! Sorry.

Eating & Cooking: Well, this is not a good topic for me as I don’t really cook at all. That is left entirely to my husband. I often think that I need to get more involved and help out with the cooking, but it doesn’t really interest me. I suggest that we meal plan all the time, but then we sit down I get totally overwhelmed. Before anyone suggests that we should get some cookbooks, we do. I just don’t make it a priority and I know I should!

books in black wooden book shelf
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Wanting: The list is endless! I hate to admit it but I am someone that always wants something. I wish I could be the person that is content with what they have. After this pandemic I hoped this want for things may have subsided, but… I blame that I have been out of full-time employment for a while now, so have not bought anything for a while. My current want/need is for a new pair of runners. I have completed over 400 miles in my current trainers. Before I even got my email from Garmin connect to tell me I needed new ones I could feel it.

Looking: I have been looking at marketing courses. Since deciding I wanted out of teaching I’ve looked at all the marketing and social media jobs. They appeal to me, but then I feel I couldn’t apply as I have no experience. I am thinking that maybe completing some course/qualifications could help.

Deciding: How many days a week I am going to have to supply teach for. Last year, I started 3 days a week, then went to 4. Ideally, I would like it to be 0, but I have bills to pay.

Enjoying: The last few days of freedom. That may sound drastic, but I feel that next week could potentially kick off with being back in school (which I shouldn’t complain as the income is much needed)

Watching: The Good Doctor. I can’t remember who recommended this show, but we are loving watching it.

Reading: Untamed.

Wearing: Casuals all the time. I have loved living in shorts all summer, but with the recent turn of the weather, I am back in jeans!

Buying: Hopefully some new trainers soon. I am a vitality member so luckily get 50% off a pair of trainers per year. It is an absolute godsend as new Asics GT2000 are £120! I’m not sure I could bring myself to spend that amount on a pair of trainers.

Craving: My mum back. I know that’s a silly thing to write, but I found yesterday really tough. My daughter going back to school and taking the back to school photo. All I wanted to do was send the photo to my mum. FaceTime her so that she could see how smart Lexie looked. How grown up she is getting. I know that all the firsts are hard, but yesterday hit me hard. It was as though I relived the 13th/14th/15th of February 2020 all over again, in one day. I saw a great tweet describing grief. The ball hit hard yesterday.

Playing: I have been playing a lot of podcasts recently. I particularly like The Mindset Mentor and Feel Better Live More as well as the usual running ones.

Planning: My future. By the age of 42, you feel like you should have your life sorted. A career change is scary. It is also scary staying in a job that was making me SO unwell. The end of August always brings up my memories on Facebook and it always shocks me how negative I was about returning to school. But at the same time, it is very hard to adjust to me not being a teacher. If I don’t teach, who am I? What can I do? Do I know how to NOT be a teacher? Teaching nearly broke me completely, but it was a huge part of my life too. I am STILL trying to process this!

Savouring: Doing the school run again. I know this is wear off, but I love taking Lexie to school. I missed out on this for many years and when I am back doing supply I will not be able to do it again. Also, it is not going to be long before she wants to walk on her own. Why do they have to grow up so quickly!

Loving: That I am enjoying blogging again. I remember when I first started this blog, there used to be a group that met, networked, learnt more about blogging. I was always too nervous to go, serious imposter syndrome. But I would jump at the chance now. I want to learn all I can about it. Keywords, SEO, where to share, how to make sure WordPress is working correctly. The list is endless.

Feeling: Anxious, sad, excited, scared, awakened, apprehensive. My emotions are all over the place at the moment. But I don’t think is very much different from lots of people at the moment.

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