Last week changed my life: I popped in to see a friend’s pop-up shop and ended up staying to help for the entire week she was running it. As someone who has really struggled with loneliness, it was an absolute revelation to be around people all day. Even though I didn’t know most of the shoppers coming through the doors, it was incredibly life-giving to be surrounded by lovely, chatty women. I left each day feeling inspired, energised, and not at all lonely. After years of spending the majority of my time working behind my own laptop by myself, it reminded me how much I crave the company of other people. Being social really is my default.
Today was the last day of the pop-up and I’m trying not to be sad about it. I’m trying to be optimistic about all of the other lovely things I have going on, and optimistic about perhaps figuring out a way to make my work more social. But now that I’ve had a taste of shop keeping, that’s all I want to do! I could be like Meg Ryan in “You’ve Got Mail” wearing cute outfits, chatting with customers, and drinking tea from a mug behind the counter. If only I had something to sell (kind of a big obstacle to overcome! Ha!).
Creamy Chicken Soup with Rice
(PERFECT for this freezing weather!)
(I’ll try to post the recipe this week)
Cheesy Broccoli Jacket Potato
The White Dinner
(PS: Browse my other meal plans by clicking here!)