Sometimes, you just don’t feel okay. Theres no explanation for it, you’re just not quite yourself. Could be the impending second lockdown, could be the weather change or…it could be the pressures that come with trying to figure out what the hell you want to do with your life! This week I have felt just that – not myself. I posted a little about it on Instagram and I think it is why I have been more quiet on here than usual. My idea for this blog was to document the wonderful things I got up to in the last year of my twenties…but alas 2020 happened and has put a dampener on that. I had so many plans for this year, just like everyone around the world, but it’s September and I have an overwhelming sense that I’ve really done so little. It is a unique situation where I’m sure thousands millions feel the same.

Sorry the old Stacey can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Because 2020.

The worst thing about unexpected bumps in the road is that most of the time you don’t see them coming. How is it possible to prepare for things that you don’t know are happening? All we have control over is our reactions. Some potential options are:

  • Lose it. Cry, scream, have a meltdown on the floor curled into the foetal position.
  • Pretend it’s not happening. Who needs to leave the house anyway?
  • Adapt. It is what it is.
  • Make the best of it. Even turn it into something better (ideal).

Anyone else been through each step numerous times since March? Despite this, what I can only describe as an intrusion, on my plans, I cannot dwell for long. I have a list as long as my arm for things I shall remain grateful for:

  • My health
  • My families health
  • My ability to work
  • The roof over my head
  • My books. (yep)
  • My Netflix/Amazon Prime account (still yep)
  • My belief that good things are coming (shaky but still there!)

Most importantly, my ability to know that when times get tough you Dance It (the f) Out! I’m being serious, I put on my good friend Whitney and dance around my living room like no one is watching. So, if you too are feeling somewhat “not yourself”, repeat after me: “ALEXA, PLAY DANCE WITH SOMEBODY” and thank me later…

Keep smiling kids,

Stacey x