R U OK · random talks


Today is R U OK day and I had to reach out and see how you are doing. Yes, You.. the one reading this post! R U OK?

Yes ? That’s good to hear 😊

No? That’s ok too! It’s OK to not be OK!

There’s so much I want to say, so much I want to share, but I don’t know where to begin… Times are tough for everyone- the world as we knew it has come to a standstill and 6 months later, we are still trying to make sense of this pandemic.. this unseen enemy that makes us scared, frustrated,anxious and angry.

Melbourne is in Lockdown 2.0 and most of us seem to be running out of steam. All the Zoom calls have lost the initial excitement and there’s only so much cooking, cleaning, crafting to do .. even the walks aren’t fun any more and we are running out shows to watch on Netflix. Everyone’s moods are up and down and rightly so & yes, we know we are safe and healthy, but that doesn’t take away the longing and/or need for social interaction .

Right at the start of the isolation, I gave the girls some poster paint and asked them to draw, paint on the sidewalk- our little contribution to the Rainbow drive across Melbourne in the early days of Lockdown 1.0 & this is what Ms A decided to write.

The paint is almost washed off but you can still see a faint outline of the words and the girls sometimes go over it with chalk , but it’s still there, serving as a gentle reminder on gloomy days!

I am sharing this picture because every now and again, we need this reminder, even those of us with the strongest hearts and calmest minds.

What do you do keep your spirits up in Isolation? What are you doing to keep yourself busy in Isolation ?

If you are reading this, do stop by and say hello 😊


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