22nd February 2021
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As of Thursday 18th February, I had not seen a single friend since mid-October.
To massively oversimplify, I was really struggling to cope. But then an invite came through for a dinner party. I snatched at the opportunity, not even in the slightest bit concerned with appearing “too keen”, and on Friday night I found myself sat around a table with seven other people — yes, people(!) — discussing everything from the lunacy of lockdowns to the morality of vegetarianism.
I don’t think it’s possible to overstate how much that dinner benefitted me and my mental health, but, to give you an idea, in the space of a single evening, I went from questioning the point of continuing with life, to grinning like a fool, and laughing at the most awful jokes you will ever hear.
I can promise you now, that will not be my last dinner party of February.
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