These are becoming a monthly thing now I guess, it seems especially important for my mental health at the minute to focus on the positive and things that are going right at the minute, so let’s get into it!
More than ever I’m really grateful to have a job that I both enjoy and can do in complete safety. The video shop obviously isn’t open right now, but I’m still going in twice a week to send out packages and get organised. It’s just me and my boss rather than the whole team, and it’s absolutely keeping my sane at the minute. Outside of just my job I’m super grateful to have Andy as a boss, he’s the only person other than Rich that I’m seeing IRL at the minute and I’m so glad he’s someone I can both have a laugh with and talk about some more serious stuff with.
I’m not sure how I’d be coping in lockdown with any pet, and especially now that Bobble has had kittens, it’s so good to have some cute little living things to focus on and look after. The kittens are still super young so I’m really just focusing on Allie, Jodie and Bobble, but it’s so damn nice to be able to just watch them while I give my love to the more grown babies.
I don’t think I’ve ever loved or been as grateful for art as I am right now. Whether it’s looking at other people’s, watching documentaries about artists, or making my own art, it’s something that I can really focus on without noticing how slowly time seems to pass right now. There’s such a wealth of art available to us thanks to the internet, especially now we have so many virtual tours of various museums and exhibits, and I’m very grateful for that right now.
I’m seeing all the jokes about how much people want to murder their significant other right now, and while I’m not gonna pretend we have the perfect relationship, I’m really grateful to be in lockdown with Rich. I can’t imagine what it’d be like to be isolated on my own or with someone I don’t get along with so well. It’s not the easiest thing in the world, I can’t believe how many cups and bowls he used in a day while not at work, but there’s no one else I’d rather be stuck with. When I’m feeling down or scared, he’s right there to help me feel better, and when I’m having a good day, we get to have a good day together.
More so than ever I’m grateful to have a home that keeps me safe and warm, that has so many thing I love and things that can keep me entertained in it, and with a lovely view. I’ve never appreciated our view of the river like I do now, and I’ve never been more appreciative of the freedom I have to change my surroundings up as and when I please. Being in the house pretty much all the time isn’t exactly fun, but it’s a fairly comfortable experience for me.
I’d love to hear about the things you’re grateful for in the comments!