Not 1, but 2 Certificates!
It's been a bit of a rollercoaster this week and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has at least one day every week where they feel somewhat adrift.
The reptilian part of my brain that deals with flight or flight has been trying to hijack my thoughts with suggestions that things will never return to anything near normal. Thankfully I'm able to respond to the lizard brain and stop it from panicking by keeping busy. I've completed my two online courses. I'm proud to say I have two certificated qualifications in Digital Marketing. I've also started another course in HR. Yay - go me!!
The advantages of being married to the Sensei is that I was able to do my karate grading and passed. I now wear a green belt (the 5th belt of 10 in this discipline) and another certificate.
Since the 20th of March when most things were closed down, its been difficult and we don't always have to be smiling and pretending everything is OK. Because it's not OK. To be blunt, it's crap!
That said I try and see things with a different perspective. I refuse to use the work 'lockdown' as that's a term used in prison in the US. We are not in prison and therefore I say 'shutdown' when I refer to what's happened to shops, offices, restaurants, gyms etc. In my mind a shutdown is temporary, like the summer shutdown of a factory and I feel its a better way of looking at things, at least it is for me.
With that in mind, enjoy the bank holiday weekend. Soak up some vitamin D from the sun, listen to the birds, have an ice cream and relax.