A slow start
“I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it — to be fed so much love I couldn't take any more. Just once.”
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
Good morning from a sunny, crisp Devon.
I'm now at work typing this little post, and I've just made a cup of coffee which I'm slowly drinking.
Yes, I know the world is on its knees but, today (thankfully), I'm feeling nothing other than gratitude. Perhaps I should be scanning Twitter, reading the news and listening in on the office chat, but as I wrote about last week, having the headspace to feel is as important in avoiding contact etc right now.
I mean, (and I don't say this to be glib) it's easy to let our minds run amok and be caught in the crossfire of our emotions but sometimes you need to sit, breathe and (dare I even say this) relax. In my case, and I know it sounds stupid, today I've ditched the suit and have put on some casual clothes. Even that act, as rebellious as it isn't, makes me feel a little less heightened to the unfolding catastrophe and a bit more in tune with me — the human part of me at least.
This week should be quiet but then again, with what the business is currently having to deal with, I suspect I'll be required to advise on a number of urgent issues, not least how we keep things in motion with such restrictive travel bans and the potential problems with our supply chain. I don't mind: I'm used to thinking on my feet and problem-solving.
How was your weekend? How are you finding the time at home? To be honest, I quite like it. It's not so much that it gives me a chance to catch up with a plethora of outstanding chores but it's more a case of being able to read for extended periods, write and find a place of connection. I'm sure, in time, the novelty will wear off but even if I'm forced to work from home, I'll make sure to take regular walks with the dog and have time away from my computer. As someone who worked from home for six years, I'm not concerned with how I'll fill my time or how I'll adjust my day.
Right, time to get a move on.
Eyes down and off we go.