Stoptober

I don’t smoke so the title is a bit misleading. I’ve had such a week, mostly with all things GDPR and HR whilst having to do all the other elements of my job and prepare for Governor meetings.

The reason for choosing the title is I’ve taken control of how I handle people, situations and how I feel about myself. I will stop being so hard on myself, stop striving to please everyone, stop taking on more and more.

Now that all seems negative: another thing I have to stop, so I’ll switch it round.

I will be kinder to myself, please myself more and be honest about what I can do and when I can do it, there is always tomorrow and only 24 hours in my day, the same as everyone else.

Time is precious and better served spent with those we love and care for.

Last weekend we went to see ‘a day in the death of joe egg’ a really poignant black comedy. Travelling there was a challenge as my lovely hubby hadn’t realised there was no district of circle line running!

Whilst in the theatre a notification popped up from my friend Debbie, in the same theatre seeing something else. An impromptu catch up arranged swiftly, which was great.

Sunday and a chance to chill, although I hinched for most of it! Georgina made a veggie curry which was superb. I do love her cooking on a Sunday and choosing dishes that Joe can share with us!

Monday and a beautiful start to the day.

The rest of the week was peppered with Rugby and a great win for Scotland against Russia, but a typhoon may knock them out rather than the Japan team 😞😞

As I alluded to earlier, the week has presented so many work challenges, some I have had to face head on, some prioritised to another day.

We had the year 7 welcome mass on Thursday evening and I found myself singing the chosen hymns with gusto. Not sure those near me were quite as enthralled with me, but it sparked a memory and a fond one at that!

And so it was Friday, a blur really, going from meeting to meeting, but it’s the freakin weekend and a day seeing dear friends in London beckons.

See you next week! 🤗

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