What Life In Lockdown Has Taught Me

Hey love bugs, how are ya? No, seriously, how have you been? Lately things seem to be all over the place; not just here in the UK but The World. This pandemic has changed so many things and while it started off with messages of spreading love and kindness it feels like the last few weeks have been a mixture of anger, hatred and a lot of anxiety.

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While the UK’s fight with Covid19 is far from over, the easing of lockdown has made me look back over this whole situation. It’s been a real rollercoaster of so many emotions but it has also given me the biggest life lesson and that is the simple fact life is too short. Now I know what you’re thinking; ‘Hannah, how are you only JUST realising that life and time is precious’, don’t worry, I haven’t spent my whole life ignorant but the last few months have really make it so much more prominent.

Our everyday life was taken for granted, from popping into the shop for some snacks to cuddling a loved one or hopping on a train to work. One day we did it and the next we couldn’t and that is terrifying. We are learning how to be in our new normal and I don’t know about you but I would give anything to have it how it was and to slow it down; I mean we are already in June!

During the first few weeks of lockdown I found myself reaching for photos and videos of loved ones so I could feel like they were close. This really highlighted to me that I don’t document enough; which is also a weird thing to say coming from a Photography grad. I have promised myself that I am going to take more time to capture the little moments that are normally missed. The moments that would almost be forgotten. I want to be able to look back on as many memories as possible; so I hope my friends and family are ready for their close up haha!

It’s also given me a nice little confident boost because life is way too short to be worrying about what everyone else is doing and thinking. I do often worry about what people think of me; like when I started this blog or when I upload new content online but you know what, who cares. I love doing it, it makes me happy and the people that matter to me are so supportive so that’s all thats important. There are so many things I still want to try, like Youtube, but the worry of judgement puts me off; but I am determined to push those feelings aside and give it a go! I’m actually grateful that being in lockdown has given me that realisation.

So here is to better days; to making the most of every situation no matter good or bad.

Hannah X

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