Here’s my monthly gratitude reflection!
The Ability to Say Goodbye
Goodbyes are always difficult. Sometimes they’re painful, sometimes they’re a little easier, sometimes they just exist as a reminder that we have to let something go. However, in a way, we should be grateful for our goodbyes, because, without a goodbye, we wouldn’t have had anything meaningful enough in the first place.
This month, I said goodbye to my university house as I moved all of my stuff out. It was a very strange experience that I don’t think has caught up on me yet, but I am grateful to have had the opportunity to move there in the first place and have a place to live where I felt really at home.
In July, I took part in the Bright Network Virtual Internship in Business, Operations and Marketing. It was a 3 day event, involving skills seminars, network sessions and a work task! I’m so grateful that companies such as Bright Network have put together virtual internships like this that give students and graduates the chance to enhance our practical experience during lockdown. I learnt a lot from the experience, and met some lovely people too! I am hoping to do some more virtual internships and courses over the upcoming weeks.
As those of you in the UK know, restaurants began to reopen in July. I went out for lunch with a friend for the first time since before March, when we first went into lockdown, and it was so amazing to feel like things were a little bit back to normal! The food was really delicious and it was nice to be around lots of people (although social distancing, of course). I have a feeling the transition back to normal life won’t go so smoothly and the restaurants might have to close again, but I am grateful that I have managed to go out a few times to enjoy it while it lasts.
I feel like, because I’ve been doing a lot more reading and listening to podcasts lately, I haven’t been listening to music as much. It’s only when I turn it back on again that I realise how much I miss it. However, Taylor Swift unexpectedly dropped her new album Folklore at the end of July and I couldn’t (can’t) stop listening! It’s my favourite album of hers yet, and it’s encouraged me to whip out my speaker and play some tunes in between my job applications to break up my time.
The Bursts of Sunshine
Let’s be honest, England’s wild jumping between different weather climates is undoubtedly annoying. However, when the country does decide to actually embrace summer, it’s been nice to enjoy the sun! I’ve enjoyed sitting on picnic blankets in the garden, meeting friends in the park, and going on long walks. It feels a little bit more like a normal summer, so in case we end up going back to lockdown, I’m treasuring it as much as I can.
What are you grateful for this month?
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