Renewed & Revived

As promised, here I am back in July to start again with my posts. I am pleased to write that I have been looking forward to doing this yet again and I feel much better than I did when I decided to take the break. The anxiety is still there, brimming under the surface of... Continue Reading →

Be Back in July!

As you may have noticed, I’ve been a little quiet on social media and on here recently. I’ve mentioned a few times that I have really struggled to put together blog posts, and I think that I feel that I need to take a little break from it all. Having considered this, it makes perfect... Continue Reading →

Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs, TikTok

We are currently constantly reminded through the media that we are in unprecedented times, circumstances and seemingly everything. This is apparently quite true but after a while it does just feel like unprecedented and unpredictable are the way things have to be now. I’m honestly very much struggling to write blog posts while the outside... Continue Reading →

Strange Days Indeed

It’s a tricky one to write this week for some reason. That feeling I mentioned before, the one where I’m on edge constantly, has only got worse really. I can only assume it’s due to the fact I can’t put out of my head the idea that we’re heading for another peak of the virus... Continue Reading →

Better Days

'We might still know sorrow but we got better days’ Better Days - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros I came home one day the last week and I actually said ‘I’ve had a really good day’. While it might sound strange to some people, I do usually really enjoy my job. The stresses and... Continue Reading →

Grief in the Pandemic

After talking with a lot of front line workers and other APTs, the best way I can see people coping currently is to take this all one day at a time and not to try and take on too much. I’ve been the most upset about work, largely about speaking to relatives about their concerns.... Continue Reading →

Turn And Face The Strange

We live in some very strange times at the moment. For the majority of people life has completely changed even just from the basics of their daily routine. I’m being asked so often about how much my work has changed and what impact the pandemic has had. So many thoughtful and lovely gifts received by... Continue Reading →

Stay Safe, Stay Sane

I feel like I have so much to say yet so little too! I’m super aware that there is a lot of media coverage of mortuaries, hospitals and this whole side of the current pandemic that I am experiencing so it is difficult to know what to write in a fair way. I want to... Continue Reading →

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