We Made It! I hope you all had a nice Christmas, of what you could make of it. 2020 is nearly over and jheez what a year it has been. I’ve been documenting it here on my blog and you can find part 1, part 2 and part 3 here. Despite it being a horrific and terrifying year for the world I have tried to keep a positive spin on this year’s recaps and try only remember the good parts. So without further ado… the final part of 2020 summed up.
OCTOBER’S BLOG POSTS HERE
*PSA: Any events that follow in which I am with people or out and about, I would like to state we were still abiding by the local restrictions that were in place at the time*
At the beginning of this month I’d already been back at full-time dance training about 2 weeks now, after this I began to feel a little ill (none of my symptoms were aligned with Covid) and therefore had to have a week off training – having just started back.
I did manage (after my week off) to visit Bradgate Park in Leicester which is one of my favourite places when I feel like I need some time out of the city. This week also lined up well with #WorldMentalHealthDay.
I also attended a Vintage Kilo sale (in the university I used to attend!). I went with one of my best friends and we just spent the day together, this was just what I needed.
Another little ‘pick’ me up that I did (obviously had to be done) is going Pumpkin Picking. I went with my friends Lauren and Sophie and my god did we kit ourselves out with pumpkins, this again had a sense of normality to it and was such a nice day out and opportunity to get loads of photos…
And again, after being back at dance for one week (after I was ill), my Flatmate Lauren tested positive for Covid. Which as we all know meant 2 weeks of Isolation for both her and me. Which means I only had a total of 7 days training within October…. How 2020?
NOVEMBER’S BLOG POSTS HERE
As November rolled round, I wanted somewhat of a fresh start, but lockdown 2.0 disagreed.
I’d handed in a piece of my degree work (later found out I got a 1st on it!) and I also enrolled on Personal Training courses, you can find out more about that over on my Fitness Instagram HERE, and I’m sure I’ll do a blog post all about it at some point in the new year.
Throughout the whole of November I was just so grateful to be able to be in training, full-time, all day most days. Again, it was a sense of normality I was craving. We were preparing for our Virtual Showcase that will be putting on in the new year so it was exciting to finally have something to work towards.
We were also working heavily on a project that’s part of our degree course, this took up a lot of my spare time but I couldn’t have been happier, doing what I love most.
Lauren and I also placed a rather large order on the Gymshark Blackout Sale, which obviously meant we were due a shoot (at home ofc!).
Book I loved this month: The Magpie Society
DECEMBER’S BLOG POSTS HERE
As December hit, so did the news of Students being given a travel window in order to get home to our families for Christmas. Now I have been extremely lucky and fortunate this year as every other year I’ve lived away (due to work commitments) I’ve only managed to spend a maximum of 4 days at home over the holidays. So this year, there was a breath of fresh air, knowing I was going home for over a month!
This did however mean, I would be 1) finishing training earlier 2) without a gym for another month (after they’d only just re-opened) 3) have to pack up and get home ASAP.
The last week of training was intense as we were all still on with our projects and theory work too. It was a lot. But it was worth it. I committed to a full week’s worth of gym sessions before I left for home, which made me less sad to be leaving it as I know I’d got my money’s worth for the month, haha.
Once home, I was so grateful to be back and with my family for the holidays, no matter how they were going to be spent. I had my first Sunday roast back home, NEEDED! I caught up with some family and friends (at a distance ofc) and mainly caught up with a lot of my work for my PT courses, smashing through a few modules in a week!
As I am writing this Christmas hasn’t happened yet and is only a few days away. It’s a little after the tier 4 announcements were made and just wanted to send out all my love and support to those who have been effected. I am aware, as for everyone, that Christmas this year will not be the same, however, as always I am trying to remain positive in the face of adversity and would love for everyone to try remain grateful for what we DO have and what we CAN do.
It will all be over soon, we need to stay strong and support one an another through this extremely tough time.
Sending all my love, hugs and happiness to everyone.
Have a loving holiday and a grateful new year.