Recently I drew a picture on the iPad of things I was missing about my hometown, the week I was due to share about it in my newsletter (sign up form on the side if you haven’t already) my hometown had a terrorist incident. Yep, the same ‘nothing ever happens in Reading’ a person caused terror to people in the park in the town center, killing three innocent people and injuring others in a two minute spree.
It shook me as it was one of the first non Covid-19 news stories on TV, a place I’ve been going to on and off since my teenage years, the last time being as a family. It’s reminded me to be more aware and vigilant at outdoor spaces.
At the time, lockdown rules were easing and ‘bubbles’ of people were meeting up, though still, our monthly trip went amiss. I wrote and drew it focusing on what I missed and how I felt.
It’s become a big theme of mine (especially in this time) to feel and share it, to feel and explore it before I go off and do twenty other things.
To stop and notice how I feel and realise it’s ok to feel differently from others.
Some of the things mentioned give room for personal growth, better money management and to appreciate the cultural difference. I don’t hate them, I have grown to appreciate difference and be more adaptable.