As we approach the traditional end of year festive season and 2021, it is hard to find the words to describe the roller-coaster that 2020 has been.
Lockdowns (national and local) have been trying, emotional at times, involved a lot of queuing, brought out the very best in most, brought out the worst in a small number, and people have died. So many have died before their time; before they and their families were ready (if, indeed, anyone is ever ready); before they got to meet the next generation. My heart goes out to every person that has been touched by this cruel, sneaky virus. It would be interesting to understand where it all started, but only so we can prevent it from happening again. I am sure some are looking to blame someone – but where does that get us? Nowhere other than here.
I may have had to pause my reflexology, but I have been busy. I supported a data migration exercise (I love a good spreadsheet as my former colleagues will testify); I completed an online course, Ziggie Bergman’s Herbal Compresses for Reflexologists, and several courses over Zoom: Ear Reflexology; Release Points and Post Recovery with Chi Medics (two separate courses); and I have started the full practitioner course (via the feet) with Chi Medics, which will take me into 2021 rather nicely.
On the home front, I now swim in the sea as many days as I can, making new friends in the local swimming community. Yes – I have been closer to Sammy (Weymouth’s resident seal) than I would have liked on several occasions. Between lockdowns, we managed to move my family closer together (which has made the second lockdown far less stressful), and the best news of all was the safe arrival of my nephew and his wife’s baby boy just as the second lockdown started.
So… as 2021 beckons, I want to thank you, my lovely clients, for your continued support through 2020. It means so much to me that you felt safe to return to have reflexology with me.
I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas 2020 in whatever form it takes, and I look forward to seeing you again very soon in 2021, which will, I am sure, be a much better year!