“I think we should live in a caravan for 4 months.”
Back in January 2020, we made firm plans for our house extension. The caravan site was up in the woods only 2.3 miles from our house. I was craving the simple life. Long evenings sat on the deck watching the sunset and stars. I was ringing the site owner every few days to see if the caravan was going to be available in time.
In the end, it wasn’t.
We had a mad scramble for 2 weeks to find a rental property. Good job we did, as only a few weeks later we were in lockdown. Can you even imagine 3 children in a caravan full time, 2 adults working from ‘home’, without internet and no washing machine!?
In its own way though, lockdown did provide me with the simple life I was craving.
- I completely overhauled the way that I work.
- We stopped the endless schedule of children’s afterschool activities.
- Daily walks became a ritual.
- We found a new rhythm to life.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s also been an incredibly challenging time too. The word I can best use to describe it…relentless.
Cast your mind back. Have you ever wished for something and you got it, but not in the way you were expecting?
PS: Hit reply and let me know, what word do you use to describe the last 6 months?
PPS: Have you ever wished for something and you got it, but not in the way you were expecting?