Dunterlie: A story from Laura

By 26th June 2020 Community Stories

We are very grateful to Laura for sharing her story with us and joining in on the #SameStormDifferentBoat conversation.

A bit about me
I live in Barrhead with my husband and our children, 6 year old twins Ryan and Lucy.  We first got involved in the activities at Dunterlie when I took the twins to toddlers there.

Once they started nursery I had some time to myself, I tried the crochet group and started going along to a craft group at Carlibar on a Thursday.  We still enjoy going along to the community fun events at Dunterlie like the pizza making day. Hopefully it wont be too long until we can see everyone again.

When I first heard the word “lockdown” the news was showing us photos from Italy and Spain, where people weren’t allowed to leave home.  Now, I am not the busiest social butterfly at the best of times, so I am used to being at home a lot, but when you MUST do something; for me it’s a whole lot harder to do.

At first, I was most panicked about food because there was none of it to be had in the shops. As the weeks have gone by, my worries have changed. It went from food, to worrying about my husband’s work, about how I was going to keep the kids occupied, about how I was going to help them learn, about how I was going to get my medication…

Light at the end of the tunnel
Now that there (might) be light at the end of the lockdown tunnel, I’m feeling anxious about things going back to normal.

It turns out that I actually like living in a little bubble. Don’t get me wrong, I would be all over some ‘me’ time like a rash! But I don’t really want to go back to the school rush in the mornings or only having a wee bit of time at the weekends to do things as a family. Not to mention the money we have saved not doing anything.

So I think what I can gather is that I am never going to be ok with big changes, but maybe it’s just a case of getting used to things not staying the same.

Thank you Laura for sharing your experience and thoughts during lockdown with Corra.  We are so grateful for voices like yours. 

At Corra, we believe every voice matters.  When people are heard, power shifts towards them and they can help create the change that matters to them.

If you want to join in on the conversation and you feel your voice is not being heard, please contact shasta@corra.scot and we can have a chat.

Dunterlie, is one of the communities Corra works alongside. You can find out more about Getting Alongside Communities by clicking here.


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