My guess is I am not the only one who writes lists, although never have I ever written a list of the lists I have written.
It was a ‘To Do’ list, tucked away at the back of the kitchen drawer, clipped in a wooden clothes peg with crumpled up dishwasher instructions and a recipe for oatcakes scribbled on a page torn from an old diary, which served as a prompt.
There is no date on this list so I can’t say it was a New Year resolution, but what can be said is that it bullet points some very good intentions. Using the excuse of memory failure which is legitimate with #vulnerableage, completion of those tasks remains a mystery- Maybe Aye/Maybe No/Don’t Know.
My Granny used to say that the road to Hell is well paved with good intentions, but I never really understood that one of her many pearls of wisdom. I do understand and intend to follow the current NHS advice, and especially broadcasts of the First Minister’s daily address and the science experts.
Trying to view this Social Isolation, this need for Hunkerin’ Doon as a time to take time to catch up with ourselves, will give the opportunity to nurture the best intentions and turf out those that do no favours, but nonetheless continue to nag. What a privilege eh!
There is no doubt that accepting #vulnerableage mindset might be a struggle because it means seein’ oursel’s as ithers see us, not to mention battling to silence the “You’re a Scaredy Custard“ voice, but be honest, when have us auld yins had so much attention?
There is no suggestion that it will be easy, no denying that it will be very difficult for many, and some will be unable to begin to see their first step, far less a way through. All the more reason, I dare to suggest, Hunkerin Doon for those who have the resources, is an obligation. It is only fair to do what we can to take the pressure off all the rest.
It’s early days! My good intentions list is long but I can cross off learning how to set up a blog. It would be interesting to know what you think and how you intend to use your time.
Oh, and btw, the first item on my new list was to tidy out that kitchen drawer – job done!