11. Jan, 2021

Grab a Drink and Vent Event

With all of the craziness in the world today it's no wonder that so many of us are going a bit crazy. and not 'good crazy'.
Are you working from home and really missing live interaction with your colleagues (chats at the coffee station, actual real eye contact). Are you juggling work, home schooling, caring for others? Do you crave some real alone time, taking a drive in the country, a long walk along your favourite canal, just some peace and quiet where no-one can disturb you.
I feel your pain.
Worse still, you have no-one to let off steam with, no-one to complain to (and be honest, a good moan can be so cathartic, yes?). You may well be surrounded by people but you don't want to burden them with your problems (especially if they are your problem right now). So what can you do?
  1. Get a grip and get on with it? That's what most of us do after all
  2. Have a meltdown and withdraw from the world? You might feel like it but in the long run really not a good option
  3. Slap on a happy face and cry inside? Fast track to a meltdown
Find a 'Grab a Drink and Vent Event'. What's that then?? I hear you ask . . .
Well, when I was on a zoom call last week with colleagues and it turned into a vent session we all agreed that it had really helped us all to feel better / put things in perspective / feel supported / and basically it just gave us a chance, for a few minutes, to escape from our issues by talking about them.
So I am starting 'Grab a Drink and Vent Events', the first is on Monday 11th January at 8pm GMT on this link:
Alison Bagley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Grab a Drink and Vent Event
Time: Jan 11, 2021 08:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 854 8815 3664
Passcode: 795177

Everyone is welcome and will get a turn to vent, or just listen to others so that you will know you are not alone with your issues.
Why not host your own 'Grab a Drink and Vent Event'. I give you permission to use the title, but make sure the rules are in place:
  1. no selling
  2. be kind, always
  3. everybody gets a go to speak if they want to
  4. no-one has to speak if they don't want to
  5. Drinks are optional
  6. have fun - yes seriously - we are making people feel better here