What I Learned in 2021!

I was thinking about how long it has been since I last did a Post and decided now was a good time. It’s my last day at work (my full-time employment that pays for the rescue) until the New Year and I know things will get busy and hopefully festive from here on out.

I think most people get a little weighed down by thoughts at this time of year. Planning ahead – regretting the past – a bit of both.

This year has been tough – I’m not going to lie. I lost Franklyn the Super Crow and that shattered me. He was my little sidekick – my buddy and completely irreplaceable. When I look back on 2021 it’s his little face that I think of the most.

I think another thing I have really come to terms with this year is that I am absolutely terrible at reading people. I stupidly believe that people will behave the way I behave – I trust them. Do I want to change? Not really – but maybe it’s necessary. We parted ways with one of our volunteers and made new ones. I’ll always be open and honest with everyone I come across so what you see is what you get.

In 2022 we are looking to get a new hospital building sorted and once this is done we can definitely look at more hands on roles for people who want to volunteer – as well as the transporting and fostering that we do.

The important thing is to remember that there are more good people than bad people in the world. Someone reminded me of this earlier this month and at times it’s easy to forget.

So – over Christmas if anyone gets lonely, depressed or feeling like they can’t cope then send a message / whatsapp to me on 07899 031 447 and I’ll do my best to help – even if it’s only sending photos of Spartacus, Indy or Muriel x It’s okay to not be okay – another important lesson I have learned. It’s okay to be exhausted, fed up and feel like you’re failing.

It’s also important to remember that you are all awesome and that just by following our page means you care about wildlife or helped save a life somewhere along the road.

Have a fabulous Christmas everyone – and I’m sure I’ll be on our Facebook with more photos over the break xxx

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