You will stay here, do not go past go and do not collect $200.
That is right we will remain here in Perth for the foreseeable future.
We had grand plans. Plans to travel the Kimberley and Northern Territory. These plans came to an abrupt halt when Australia came to a standstill thanks to the Coronavirus.
Everyone in the world had plans and dreams that have been cancelled. It doesn’t mean these dreams can’t come true. We just need to wait it out, take one day at a time and see what happens.
I would be lying if I said I don’t feel anxious however I am trying to stay positive.
One good thing is the earth has time to heal. With factories shut down, fewer planes in the sky, fewer cars on the road we have reduced our pollution.
I hope Mother Earth gets a well-earned rest she deserves. We need to take this as a sign to live a slower sustainable life.
I signed up to Laps for Life, I made a commitment to swim 30kms during March. The swim is to raise money, awareness and change the stigma around mental health.
I was hitting the pool every few days, following that black line and clocking up the kilometres. Over the month things were changing, we were heading into lockdown. Restrictions were in place and the rules were changing daily.
My sessions at the pool were getting longer as I still wanted to reach my goal. I only had 2kms left to swim when the pools shut. I didn’t let that stop me, I swam the last 2kms at the beach.
The stingers were out in full force and they wrapped their tentacles across the back of my neck. One even went down my bathers! Someone needs to have a word with the stingers about practising social distancing!
In times like these, it is important to look after our mental health. Fundraising could not have come at a better time as so many people will need support during this difficult time. If you would like to help out there is still time to donate by clicking here.
So many things have been cancelled but not time in nature. We are getting outdoors daily to exercise. Taking strolls along the beach, riding our bikes and walking in the bush. I have always valued time in nature but even more so now.
Around the home, we are tending to our veggie patch, homeschooling, baking, knitting, reading and enjoying the simple things in life. I am making the most of this precious time I have with my family.
How are you? Are you doing ok?
Lots of love from me to all of you. Stay safe and well.