Sunday 6th February 2022

So here we are again, another week done and dusted!! The days, weeks and months seem to whizz by these days.

Today is one of those days, a Sophiecat wake up around 7am, I got up made some coffee and sat at my desk, an early start I know to work on any day really let alone a Sunday but I knew I had quite a lot to get done today so was determined to get started as soon as I could.

I braved the weather this morning and went for a swim at my local lake, supposedly it was a touch warmer than last week but didn’t feel it as the wind chill was colder. I know some will think I’m batshit crazy for doing it and when I’m standing by the water’s edge I think that I am too, but then I take the plunge and slowly but surely I submerge my body, your body is screaming at you to get out but eventually, it becomes tolerable and in that moment I find peace, a sense of calm that I can overcome anything that life throws at me if I just breathe, stay in the moment and keep moving forward & deal with whatever I am facing!

I managed about 10 minutes today, a little longer than last week and once I was out of the water I was a little gutted that I didn’t stay in longer. It’s then a rush to get dry and dressed as quickly as possible to allow your body to warm up slowly!!

Once home from the lake, I cracked on with work again while listening to the Winter Olympics. I eventually finished working at 6pm, then it was time to cook some tea.

My mum rang me tonight, I don’t have a close relationship (either emotionally or geographically) with my family, in fact, my parents live in France and my sisters live in the south of England and The Netherlands. My mum tends to ring every fortnight just to check that all is well, it’s not a long conversation as I don’t have much to tell her but thank her for ringing me. We’ve never been a close family and I’ve been fiercely independent since I moved out of home when I was 16, my friends are more like my family now and I am so thankful for them as they accept me for who I am which is something I’ve not always felt from my family.

This week has been a timely reminder that I am doing ok, well more than ok really and that if I keep focusing on the positives then I’ll keep on moving in the direction I want to go!! Life is good if I just keep my eyes open to all the possibilities,

Published by lincolnshiregirl

I'm 40 something gal living in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire, England. I run my own business which is a rollercoaster of good times and bad times but it is what makes life interesting. I'm a self-confessed foodie, which some people might think is bordering an obsession, but a good obsession I would say. I am a fully qualified food technologist, nutritionist and personal trainer and use my skills and knowledge to keep striving to better myself in all areas of my life. Despite being dyslexic I love reading both fiction and non-fiction books and usually have four or five on the go at any one time. I enjoy keeping myself fit and healthy by regular visits to the gym as well as enjoying open water swimming and sometimes I'm brave enough to swim without a wetsuit. This blog is all about my life and adventures.

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