30/06/2020 100 Days

Back on the 20th March I started writing a regular diary of my experiences during the pandemic. Little did I know that just 5 days later I would start with symptoms that would stay with me 11 weeks. I am fully recovered now, apart from being very unfit. Little did I realise the tragedy thatContinue reading “30/06/2020 100 Days”

27/06/2020 My thoughts on working from home that turned into thoughts on leadership

I have been working from home now for about 6 weeks I think (all these weeks seem to be merging into one). I did not like it at first, I felt disconnected from everything, I felt I had to be attached to my computer, just in case someone tried to contact me, and I feltContinue reading “27/06/2020 My thoughts on working from home that turned into thoughts on leadership”

20/06/2020 Antacids, antihistamines and vitamin D

Before I start my blog. Its the 20th June!! We are half way through the year!! How did that happen? I suppose it has been a hateful year and we will all be glad to see the back of it. Anyway I have been feeling a lot better this week. Now I am not sureContinue reading “20/06/2020 Antacids, antihistamines and vitamin D”

13/06/2020 Eleven Weeks!!

Well it has been 11 weeks since my symptoms started! When I wrote my blog last weekend I was hopeful that I had seen the back of the after effects of the virus. It had been over a week without symptoms. By Sunday afternoon my optimism was shattered. After doing the hoovering I had aContinue reading “13/06/2020 Eleven Weeks!!”

07/06/2020 Showing our vulnerabilities

Before I talk about showing our vulnerability and the part it plays in us flourishing, I thought I would give you a quick health update. I think it has been around 10 weeks since I first experienced a persistent cough and since then a myriad of other symptoms. I am much better now, the onlyContinue reading “07/06/2020 Showing our vulnerabilities”

31/05/2020 Learning how to flourish in a strange world

I was getting ready for bed last night, and I had one of those moments again. A moment I am certain we have all had. “I wish it would all go back to normal”… moment. The thing is that normal is never coming back though. The one thing that is normal though is longing forContinue reading “31/05/2020 Learning how to flourish in a strange world”

18/04/2020 I have done absolutely nothing today.

I woke up this morning at my usual weekend time of 7 am, and I felt quite well. I had no headache, no pain in my chest, no cough, and no breathlessness. Now I have been here before so I did not want to count my chickens. But it was quite a welcome relief, IContinue reading “18/04/2020 I have done absolutely nothing today.”

17/04/2020 Just in case you were wondering it’s Friday

I missed yesterday, I was too tired and too fed up. Today is a better day. I have been at work on both days, and both days were spent in the staff drop-ins. Yesterday I felt quite ill. There were times yesterday when I felt really ill and other moments when I felt quite positive.Continue reading “17/04/2020 Just in case you were wondering it’s Friday”

15/04/2020 I feel like the new boy

I have been into work today, my second attempt at returning to work. I was really nervous last night as I was last week. I feel like the new boy. So much as changed in the 3 weeks I have been off. It has been 4 weeks since I did my proper job. Just beforeContinue reading “15/04/2020 I feel like the new boy”