I’m sat here wondering how to start this, and I’m scrolling down through my posts to see the first post of last year and how I was so excited to bring in the new decade with an ease and no pressures. Having no idea what so ever what it really had up its sleeve for us, and what a year we were in for… which feels like it was a lifetime ago.
When I look back at 2020, it’s ever so easy to think of it as the worst. But I have to say, for me, it’s the year that taught me true true gratitude. It’s made me so aware of all the things that would be classed as the ‘simplest’ things, to be the biggest and most important. I’m ever so grateful that I have all the necessities to be safe, warm and have all of my family safe. Just the thought of people not possibly having these things, rips my heart to pieces. I can’t even begin to fathom how it must’ve been to have lost a loved one through such a horrific year, or have had lost their job, or any other circumstance the year threw at them…
‘Thankful’ doesn’t feel enough, but I am for so many reasons and to so many too. The amazing NHS for working blood and tears to save endless lives, all the teachers helping children, workers bringing us access to fresh food, care workers looking after our elderly, all the carers helping people with mental health and domestic violence, all the amazing charities helping the vulnerable, there’s so so many, and you all truly are heroes.
I’ve found myself time and time again during these past months, feeling so lucky to have this community here, and on Instagram more than ever too. Having this little corner on the internet has allowed me to continue what I adore doing through such an uncertain time, and I cannot thank all of you amazing people who have supported me and played a part in me being able to do what I love enough. For every comment, every like, every view, every click, none of it goes unnoticed, and it’s because of YOU I’m able to be here now writing in this little space of ours, so thank you!