September has a been a strange kind of month with not a lot to report really, it has seemed to whizz by but I’m sure I say that every month!!
Late August I decided to attempt to find someone to share my life with so for the umpteenth time I download Tinder onto my phone!! Now if you’ve been lucky enough to find love the traditional way then you won’t really know how challenging online dating can be!! As I don’t feel that I’m that photogenic even though I do feel more comfortable in my own skin now and am more than just what I look like, I loathe the fact that I’m simply being judged on my looks in the first instance with the whole swipe right for yes I like you and swipe for not for me!!
However, saying that I kind of stumbled upon a good’un well so far so good anyway so will keep you posted, it is still early days but things seem to be going along swimmingly. In fact, our first date was an open water swim!! He does triathlon so suggested and I thought why not, if he wants to go on a second date after seeing me in a wetsuit and that after swimming look then I’m on to a winner!! Since then we’ve been on a few dates which have been lots of fun & really enjoyable. We both like the outdoors and cooking so have been doing this together which is lovely.
In terms of the business, I made the decision to run my conference again this year as an online event, the date had already been set (08/10/2020) and I kind of had an idea of how I wanted it to pan out, so I set about starting to market it and had a good response to it with a handful of bookings in the first few days of it going live.
Other work has come in thick and fast too which meant at times this month I’ve been working well over 70 hours a week, including doing some work for a fantastic small food manufacturer local to me who I’m helping with food technical support.
I don’t have a problem doing this as I’ve said before as I love all aspects of what I do, however, it does take a toll on my physically and mentally so am still in the process of figuring out what my future looks like.
With all the working, exercise is always the first thing to get knocked off the to-do list, this does annoy me somewhat, however, I have to remember that it’s only for a short period of time and that I know how to get back into the swing of it when time allows and I don’t ever berate myself for noting doing exercise as that’s life sometimes.
All this work does feeling like things are falling into place for me a little despite all that is going on in the world, this year has definitely taught me about patience and not to force things…something I’ve been guilty of in the past.
Something else has occurred to me this year is what true friendship looks like, from a young age I feel that girls get taught to be “people pleasers” and that friends are forever but as I become even more comfortable in my own skin and with who I am as a person I’ve realised that sometimes people will come and go out your life and that’s ok, not everyone will like you or get you!! Picking the right tribe is something that you have to consciously do as an adult.
So as we move into the last quarter of 2020, it times to start looking to the future but being mindful of enjoying the now too so you don’t miss the little things in life that make life so magical.
Until next time, stay safe, stay well and be kind xx