After a late rush of positivity yesterday, I dragged my backside out of bed this morning and set about my regular jog, before the day starts properly.
My trip took me past some of the biggest houses in our town, massive driveways, a brace of cars with personal plates and quite often a sign written van to indicate what the owner has been working hard doing to afford such luxuries.
This got me thinking about life goals, pre-pandemic. I expect we all had a hypothetical ‘lottery win’ shopping list with designer labels, posh cars and more material possessions than we would really know what to do with.
I wonder how that list changes now? Is there something you wish you’d gone and bought before the shops shut?
Perhaps you’re left with a posh wardrobe and no-one to show it off to, or a lovely car and the inability to actually drive it anywhere further than the shops when actually a trampoline for the kids, a big jigsaw or an acoustic guitar would be a dream right now.
So the 7 day weekend. It’s finally here – for me at least. I’ve got a list of jobs I wrote up on day 1, and the ticks are slowly appearing – slowly as some jobs are only half done so far.
For others sailing the good ship furlough with me, hopefully you are seeing opportunities on the horizon.
This is a time to gather materials, dig foundations and finalise plans.
While others still at work are head down and stuck in it, you’ve been afforded the opportunity to come up for air, check what everyone is doing and decide when it all stops, what you’re going to do moving forward.
I’m not saying you need a new job (and I don’t think I do) but this breathing space will let me think clearly and hopefully spot some opportunities I can share when I return.
May the seas be calm for you and with a bit of luck you’ll even catch a fish or two for tea.
Love to you all.
First published on Facebook 4th April 2020