Hello hello! Grace here.
I hope you’ve all had a decent week. They come and go, don’t they?
I’ll be honest with you (because why not?!)… I’ve had a pretty low week. I’m sure we’re all having them, big or small, so we should be open about it.
I know I know… I should’ve been on a high after escaping the apartment and going skiing last weekend. But it was over as quickly as it started, and though I’m of course very grateful for it… it wasn’t a visit to see my Mum, or grandparents… or little brother. It was with someone who is in our COVID ‘bubble’ and we see often. It was great! But it wasn’t ‘healing’ or like some sort of personal release of pressure, if that makes sense? It did make me realize that as much as we might miss ‘doing things’, it’s actually the people we miss the most… for me anyway. It was lovely to have a change of scenery for a few days though! You get it.
The real downside (and probably the real reason for my lack of ‘OMG IT WAS AMAZING!!’) is that I hurt myself skiing on Saturday. Yep! Spent about 4 hours teaching Mark how to ski, elegantly doing circles around him until he got it! Yay Mark 🙂 And then swiftly decided that I, myself, needed to take it up a level for the last run… got cocky didn’t I?
Long story short, I over shot my comfort zone and found myself on quite a steep slope, building up far too much speed. I fell on my left knee, and injured myself, whoops! Not in a dramatic way 😉 Of course I bounced back up immediately, finished the rest of the slope and held it together. I later quietly mumbled to Mark that I’d fallen but otherwise kept it shtum.
Bit of an ego-bruise isn’t it? Particularly after being the teacher! We’ve been chuckling together all week about the fact that Mark must’ve fallen 100+ times, VERY dramatically, all limbs involved… zero bruises or injuries. I fell once (at speed, to be fair) and haven’t been able to walk properly since. Typical! I’ve told him that he needs to teach me how to fall, because he’s got that down to a tee! Hahaha. But I will say that he persevered and I was incredibly proud of him when he got it! Next time will be a breeze… and I look forward to it.
Well, by Saturday evening I was struggling to walk. *grimace* But hey! Sometimes it’s good to take a fall… it reminds us of how quickly things can go wrong, it can give you an immediate dose of perspective. Could have been a whole lot worse! Last week I took my knees (and walking) for granted! This week? Quite the opposite. They’re pretty important, knees, I can tell you!
Needless to say I’ve been licking my wounds all week and feeling quite sorry for myself. A few more deeper disappointments later, and I was having a right wobbly by Wednesday.
But you know what? We persevere. We push on. We borrow a mate’s knee brace, pour ourselves a coffee and continue to move forward… gently. It’s okay to feel sad or disappointed with the world these days. Just don’t let it drag on too long. My knee WILL heal, my ego WILL rightsize itself and life WILL be generally easier one day soon. We just have to have faith. But sometimes that does take a few days to find, doesn’t it?
I hope it’s okay that I’m divulging all of this. I know I’m not alone… If this ramble helps just one person pull themselves back up a bit quicker, after a rough week, it’ll be worth being so open. What would be the point of saying ‘Oh yeah, it was perfect, thanks for asking!’? Other than to create more isolation than there already is.
I do feel better now, having written some of the week down. You should try it!! How has your week been? You can share it with me in the comments if you like, I’m all ears. We’re all just trying to keep our heads above water these days, eh? No harm in doing that together.
Now, speaking of together! Just look at what this fantastic community of crafters has to offer this week. Another stunning gallery of your hard work that I found across Groovi Worldwide & Clarity Worldwide.
Prepare to be impressed!
Aren’t they wonderful? I’m sure you’ll agree. It’s always a weekly highlight being able to showcase them. So much time, energy and creativity goes in to this work. Could you imagine receiving one of these cards?! Wow.
Oh yes! The winner of last Saturday’s little giveaway is ‘Jane S’. She gave the answers ‘COMPASSION’ and ‘CONSIDERATION’. Very important these days! Jane, please email me with your confirmed email address and I’ll get the gift voucher sent to you on Monday 🙂 Congratulations!
Anyway, I’m off to do a bit of slow-moving Saturday tidying… I look forward to hearing about YOUR week.
Travel gently… I will be.
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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