Happy August, everyone!
After the wonderful and unexpected success of our Introduce Yourself chat (check it out if you haven’t already), I’d love to start a monthly community chat thread. So, here it is: our Rest Room Rambles for August!
It has been a bit of a difficult week. Sebastian tested positive for Covid (he’s doing much better, thankfully) and having known so many people whose lives have been turned upside down by post-viral illness, it’s really terrifying every time someone I love gets sick. We’ve been isolating in our rooms, and I’ve been testing negative every day, thank goodness.
So, because I fancy being a little selfish on my own newsletter, I’d love to hear some lovely things…
What has been a big win for you in the last month?
What are you looking forward to this month?
What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned recently?
Here are mine:
A big win for me has been my progress with Yiddish. Over the last few months I was able to go to a Yiddish weekend and speak in Yiddish pretty much the whole time, take a class online where I thought I’d understand nothing (but I understand pretty much everything) and continue to make slow and consistent progress over time. It has been one of the most satisfying things I’ve done as an adult. Tay.
I’m looking forward to getting married (obv) and that we’ve changed plans to just have some food at home after the service.
And the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that when shit hits the fan, everything I know about pacing and prioritising and resting flies out of the window. I just push and try to get everything done and then end up paying for it in the end. I will definitely write about this more in the future.
That’s me…over to you! But first, some quick house rules:
No unsolicited medical advice. This means making sure to avoid talking about specifics when it comes to treatments, medications, diets etc. It’s ok to talk about your experiences generally, but please be careful and cautious when discussing anything medical. On top of that, treat everyone with kindness and respect. Basically, don’t be an internet arsehole.
I look forward to chatting with you in the comments!