So, March was a bit of a crazy month eh?
With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, March saw us put into lockdown and well.. that’s where we have stayed ever since. The news right now is just depressing, and to be honest with no clear end to lockdown or this pandemic in sight, everything is just a little bit sad. So, I thought I would challenge myself to share 5 good things that happened in March, and to try and share some positivity. And I challenge you all to do the same – share your good thing or things about March in the comments below. It can be anything you like.
In the name of celebrating the little wins, here are my 5 good things from March to spread a little positivity in the world right now.
Being in lockdown means I don’t have to commute 4 hours a day!
The worst thing about my job is the commuting. Yes, I know it was my choice, and I’m happy to do it for the job I have, but it is draining. So, not only do I not have to set my alarms for 6am anymore, I have an extra 4 hours a day to spend at home working on things I want to do and making more progress on the house. It also means I am saving a lot of dollar by not travelling. To get back and forth to work each month costs me over £600. In fact, nearing on £700! So, working from home right now is actually kind of like having a pay rise for me. An actual pay rise would be nice of course, but I will take this for now.
New house furniture got delivered!
Speaking of making progress on the house, this month we had our new bed and new sofa delivered. So we managed to finally completely sort out the ground floor of our house. Mostly at least, and for now.
I participated in I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here!
I’ve wanted to participate in this science engagement event for a fair few years now and last month I finally got selected to participate. It was 4 weeks of pure fun and the students asked such incredible questions – which were of course very heavily biased towards coronavirus. But it was great. I didn’t win overall but I did win one of the weeks – which I will take as a win because I was in there representing scientists in science communication and who didn’t have their own research to talk about. More on this experience in an upcoming post soon.
I got to visit Newcastle!
Before the lockdown of course. We headed up for a sporting weekend, but only managed to watch one of the four events we had planned. But I did get to see some of the city, had some amazing food at a restaurant called Dabba Wal – highly recommend it if you’re heading there – and a cheeky pitstop at the Angel of the North on the way back down South too.
We got two new additions to our family!
And my biggest news for March is that we got two kittens. Their names are Harley and Quinn. They have been with us two weeks now and are coming out of their shells and showing us their true colours more and more each day. They are also fabulous lockdown companions for me. I’m sure there will be more on them in the future 🙂
So, those were my five good things for March. I have read such posts from other bloggers and I think it’s a great way to know a little bit more about them as well as spread the feeling of positivity and gratitude.
What do you think? Do you like the idea of this series? What was your good thing, or five good things for March? Am I asking too many questions? Please let me know by leaving comments.
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