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A beautiful piece by Donna Ashworth is going viral for all the right reasons… a truth in the time of Corona.


Global (23 February 2021) – Donna Ashworth is an author and social media wordsmith whose poems and essays constantly fly around the internet, bringing positivity and solidarity.

Donna is followed daily by women all over the world, on her social media sites and blog. Her words are a source of comfort, inspiration and hope. Donna’s work has been published by Amnesty International and voiced by stars on stage and screen but it’s her piece on “why we might all be tired of talking” that is trending all over the globe.

Here is the full piece; read it below:

You’re not imagining it, nobody seems to want to talk right now.
Messages are brief and replies late.
Talk of catch-ups on zoom are perpetually put on hold.
Group chats are no longer pinging all night long.

It’s not you.
It’s everyone.
We are spent.
We have nothing left to say.
We are tired of saying ‘I miss you’ and ‘I cant wait for this to end’.
So we mostly say nothing, put our heads down and get through each day.

You’re not imagining it.
This is a state of being like no other we have ever known because we are all going through it together but so very far apart.

Hang in there my friend.
When the mood strikes, send out all those messages and don’t feel you have to apologise for being quiet.

This is hard.

No one is judging.

Donna’s magnificent writing has also been published in two books during the pandemic. Click here to view them on Amazon.

“Donna’s writing calms me down, lifts me up, inspires and enlightens. She makes women feel good about themselves and that’s my type of girl!” – Denise Welch, Loose Women.

“Donna has an incredible gift of posting beautiful words which touch your heart at exactly the right time you need them. Her words support and motivate, they uplift and inspire.” – Kim Nash, Author.

Sources: Donna Ashworth 
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