Just Touching Base

We’ve had a run of beautiful sunny days and today the wind has shown up to blow away our yesterdays.

I am struggling to write something that’s worth reading and seemingly, I’m all in or nothing at all.

It frustrates the hell out of me.

Its been an unusual week with mixed emotions.

My husband has moved into worry land, panicking about our future, where as I am doing my very best to let life unfold and see where it takes us.

Worrying is not for me anymore I choose to trust over worry.

If you are spending too much in the world of worry then maybe it’s time to change your narrative because whatever story you are making up in your mind, about something that hasn’t even happened yet in your future, will deplete your emotional well being store.

The knock on effect can be damaging for your body and reek havoc on your immune system.

64 days of lock down or should I say that we are now loosely locked down!

The roads seem to be busy again and the people are moving around as normal.

Although, it’s anything but normal!

The UK’s death toll has now risen to nearly 37,ooo and on our small Island, the numbers are rising too.

It seems to be okay for the masses to sunbath on the beach though. I’m sure my son would love to lay on a beach rather than work from home in the middle of London, recruiting care workers to take the place of the poor key workers whom have sadly died whilst putting themselves and their family’s at risk?

I just don’t get it.

Am I the one that is being dramatic or over the top?

The problem that I have with the people so openly abusing the Government recommendations, is that when once person goes against the grain, then others follow and that equals lives at risk.

I fully understand that people want to move on and reach for some sort of normality in their lives but at what cost?

After all, we are still in the devastating 300 plus bracket of people dying on a daily basis.

My thoughts and prayers are with the thousands of families that have been devastated by the Corona Virus.

As my elderly Mother said to me yesterday, “Everybody else is going out and getting on with normal life so it must be okay now.” And you see, that statement right there, is the problem.

Others will always follow whether its right or wrong and especially, if they are confused about what the government has requested them to do.

Lets face it… our politicians haven’t exactly been clear with their message.

Stay safe.

Keep others safe.

Love each other a little more.

 ©All Rights Reserved – The boy in the chip shop 2019-20

Author: Michelle Denness

Wife, mother to three incredible kids and aspiring writer/poet. I am passionate about sharing personal stories to empower others and this space is for me to be open and free with my thoughts. This is my journey...

One thought on “Just Touching Base”

  1. I hear you on this, it’s not much better here in Ontario. I’m a little worried for a second wave which is worse than the first, similar to what happened in Japan, but only time will tell! And I agree, if there are no orders or deterrents from going out, most people won’t listen. And the government doesn’t want to keep people in a full on lockdown in fear of destroying their economy and the mental health of the general population.

    I’d say that you are not being dramatic, but there’s not really a good answer to this problem going forward. We seem to be stuck in this situation for months or years to come =/.

    Great blog by the way 😊


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