I was reading a post this week and it inspired me to write about what I got out of 2020 lockdowns.
As everyone knows 2020 was a rough year. We were all put through the ringers time and time again. Fear, the unknown, frustration and many more emotions coursing through all of us, made for an exhausting year.
Instead of holding onto all those negative emotions, I want to tell you about the positive things I got from that time.
Not many of you know that before lockdown last year, I was quite a crocheter (yes it’s not only for grannies 🤣🧶). When I was furloughed I had all this time on my hands and nowhere to go, so I decided to get my hobby really going. What a stress reliever it is. Something to focus your mind on and at the end you have a beautiful project to show. I learnt about ‘Amigurumi‘ (sounds weird I know), a Japanese technique of knitting or crocheting toys. I couldn’t believe how much fun it is to make toys from a ball of yarn and stuffing.
There’s nothing quite like making something special from scratch for someone special.
I hadn’t been happy in my job for a while by the time we went into lockdown and I needed to find something that better suited me. This is when I found Virtual assistant work. Can you believe being able to do what you enjoy on your own schedule and from wherever you are. I loved that thought. As you saw in my last post, I started my own Virtual assistant business 🙌 and love the freedom it provides.
This one will be a little confusing for many of you, but growing up in Zimbabwe where days consisted of 16-18hour power cuts. Being stuck at home all the time, I began to realize how grateful I was that I’m here in the UK where electricity and internet is never an issue. Still makes me laugh how a basic commodity can be so impactful when you know what it’s like to go without.
A friend and colleague in the virtual assistant mentoring course I did, encouraged me to start a blog. Boy was I scared to do that (hilarious) but I have realized that I really enjoy it and how could I not mention it when talking about what I got out of lockdown.
I got onto LinkedIn to build a network and have met some fantastic people from all over the world and all over our little island. The global village is getting smaller for us all with all the amazing technology we have now. Can you imagine being in lockdown in the 1800s 😳.
Just a few things I learnt and had a new appreciation for during such a tense, difficult year. I hope you can see some positive things from your time in lockdown.
Until next time…