You really couldn’t make this up. I certainly couldn’t.
Write that the world is a-grip with fear, that a pandemic is in action.
Well, I’m sure someone did, that it was written some place.
The last week, has been weird, strangely disorientating.
I’ve been glued to the news, trying to understand. Trying to make sense of things in a clear and coherent way. All around me, the world is changing.
All of the books events that I was scheduled to attend, have been cancelled and postponed. This does mean I have a stack of books to sell, all requiring good homes. Get in touch, I will waive postage! There is the contact form, somewhere. Those books might help, if we are going to be stuck in doors for a bit. You can also download them, if you have the Kindle App.
That is pretty much all I have to offer people at this moment in time.
My two day jobs, involve people. I teach, so from today, my teaching will be done remotely. That’s going to be really very surreal. I don’t just like teaching, I love it. I’ve been doing it for ten years, and it’s more than just a passion. It really is a vocation. I salute, stand by with, my brothers and sisters in the teaching fraternity. Since Tuesday, the air at work has been somewhat electric. The frisson has been that off worry, anticipation and anxiety.
Then there is the counselling. As a private practitioner, I’m only just starting out, but I’ve been standing by The Ethical Framework for years. I will continue to do so. Counselling too, is a vocation. Something, that I can’t explain, in terms of process or experience. My work with trainees-those that I teach-as well as those I have worked with when volunteering, has felt really very powerful over the last few weeks. In the last week, working safely with clients, and offering them the required support has been main focus.
I am carrying on, as best I can. As much as I can.
Today is going to be weird. Seriously weird. I’ve felt anger, anxious and a profound sense of sadness.
I wish you all well.
All being well, I shall be around.
Go well, go safely. Rainbows and butterflies to you all.