Something Positive to Focus on

March is the time for having a healthy sleep routine – to be strict with myself on what time I put my phone onto silent and switch off the TV.

March was the time of placement Рthe next step in my degree. Working closely with vulnerable people within a service that is both terrifying and exciting and loving every second.

‘Working’ 9-4, 5 days a week – longer when given my own caseload – had me feeling very motivated and gave me a feeling of purpose.

The threat of CoronaVirus has put this experience on hold, hopefully temporarily, which has left me with a frustration that has caused tears to fall.

But I am sleeping, which is something positive to focus on. No matter how small this achievement, no matter how insignificant, I have done it.

Silence

…and so she left, with her head held high and tears in her eyes. The footpath was uneven and overgrown beneath her boots, her thoughts focused not on balance but on not looking back. The face in the shadows behind her, one of anger and remorse, a face that she had once known so, so well. To look back would have been disastrous, for she had once promised his mother she would not speak to him in anger. She would keep her promise, even as the worst had happened, even as her heart hurt with the effort to remain silent. ¬†72472c116dcca355bdd8b632f4170917