“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.” Alice Walker
I stumbled upon this quote and thought how fitting it is for how the past few months have gone. My recovery, and body for that matter, continues to amaze me with how it’s recovered over the past 10 weeks.
Last week, I felt I took a few steps back after being stretched and moved around a lot more than normal, by the physiotherapist. Deep down, I knew it had to happen, my range of movement was really good, stiffness minimal and it felt it was ready to be stretched to that next level. However, I didn’t expect to feel seriously sore, it effected me more than I imagined and left me feeling quite deflated and like I had taken 3 steps back. I took the rest of the week slow, continued with stretches and my mobility work and only on Saturday did I get back to my strength exercises. It’s certainly felt a lot better the last few days, which I’m really glad of.
Going into week 10, I feel very much like myself again. I had the most incredible weekend with friends, family, meeting my godson, celebrating my aunts birthday, Parkrun returned, hanging out with my brother, riding with new friends and back to yoga in person. All normal, pre pandemic happenings, that’s made me feel very happy and content.
This brings me onto my news. You are all probably wondering, now that I’m pretty much mobile enough to get back to work, what I do now. Well, I unfortunately had to say goodbye to the bakery, as sadly the income just wasn’t enough. Now I know it’s not all about money but it is high up on the list there, and although I had the most wonderful few months learning so much and gaining so much experience, I knew it was time to move on.
And with that, I have decided to go back to nannying. Today I start my new job with a family I know very well, and whom I adore. I’m going to gently ease my way back into the world of nannying and see how I get on. I’m excited to be working with a little boy who is a lot older than the age I usually look after, but a new challenge I am very ready for. Finally things are starting to look up and I’m grinning from ear to ear.
Lots of fun and exciting things to come but for now, to focus on this new challenge and enjoy getting back to what I’m truly passionate about.
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend! Here’s to new challenges, new beginnings and a new week. Hope it’s a good one for you all!