Wednesday 23 February 2022. Afternoon

Clicking Send, a new piece of writing I was asked to create for work is finally submitted. It was difficult to write, but I’m pleased with the final product. I managed to find a narrative between many different pieces of research, and hopefully it will be liked and published on the official website. It’s with an uncharacteristic sense of pride I close my laptop for the day and think I’m actually pretty good at writing.

As I cycle home through a darkening Cambridge I remember last week’s episode of Call the Midwife, which I follow religiously this time of year. The character Reggie declared that everyone is good at something, and in a crisis everyone can help with something.

The crisis in Ukraine is something else I’m following obsessively at the moment. What can I do, how can I help? If I’m so good at writing, why don’t I put that to use where it actually matters? I want to, I want to, oh how I want to. But I’m scared. Of course I am, like so many others. At the moment, all I have the courage to write is this, and send my thoughts to the people at the frontline and thank them for the writing they send me. And here, in my writing, encourage my fellow bloggers to read what is written there, and stay informed.

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