What a year it has been! For me personally and for everyone across the world. With England going back into lockdown. I had the idea for a post, that’s I’m calling surviving 2020. It sounds like the dramatic title of a Hollywood film, or documentary. But in all sorts of different ways, this year has been all about survival. Surviving a virus, surviving massive changes to they way we live, and for some people trying to keep hold of their livelihoods.
There has been so many things going on the last couple of months, and I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by it all. Hence why there’s not been much activity on here. The last post I did, I talked about my depression. Which I am still struggling with. I’m going through a spell, which I think all carers go through. Where I’m just being overwhelmed by all the expectations, responsibility and demand of being a carer.
The uncertainty, the disruption and just the simple concern of a deadly virus, is hard enough for all of us. For young autistic children like Jack and Lily, it has been a really difficult time. A difficult time for them, is a difficult time for myself and Natalie. The worst thing about this year, is we’ve never been able to give them answers with any certainty. All these months later, we still can’t say when we might be returning to some kind of normal.
Making the best of things
All we can really do is make the best of things. We all love Halloween, but there was no trick or treating this year. There’s a house in our village that sets up a walk through haunted house every year, but not this year. The kids were disappointed that halloween didn’t go down as usual. But we got in plenty of sweets, ordered a pizza and watched Scooby Doo. Everyone enjoyed it, we made the best of the situation.
We have Lily’s Birthday and Christmas coming up in December. Will we still be in lockdown? Who knows, but whatever the situation is, we will make the best of it.
I hope everyone is doing well during these strange times, and you are surviving 2020. As always, thank you for reading.