Been better, been worse.
I’ve been through a lot in recent years, so 2020-21 has allowed me a lot of time for introspection. On the other hand, like everyone else, it has meant a lot of isolation.
Having been bereaved, furloughed, made redundant, then miraculously, finding my feet in a new and highly challenging role, I am starting to get both my leadership, technical, testing and community mojo back.
I have greater energy than I have done in a while, allowing myself permission to focus on myself, my physical and mental fitness, but also trying to be mindful of those around me. Its hard to balance in times of lockdown, when many people also behave selfishly, be it at the supermarket checkout or in the workplace (happily, this is rare).
Anxiety and depression fluctuate. I am now managing well with sleep. I am not reliant on medication now, unlike the last 3/4 years, and I am happy for that.
Take care yourself x