Monday, April 13, 2020
Hang in There
I hope everyone is doing well, staying safe, staying home and healthy these days.
I am working the day job from home, and still working evenings freelance editing etc.--really odd and a little overwhelming some days having both work jobs all in the same place now.
It took me a few weeks to finally come to the acceptance that nothing was going back to the way it was anytime soon, and probably not that same way again, and figuring out new routines all around was the only way to keep sane. Finding what works and what doesn't and making changes in small, manageable ways week to week.
The first week was figuring out how to get a handle on the Quarantine 15 I'd already gained LOL, so I started a bit of a fitness routine first thing in the morning, which being home made it easy to do--always have to look at the positives, right?
That is basically the secret, always finding the positives. For me, the biggest is extra time with the kids that we lose when they are in school all day and you are at the day job, then they go play with their friends or start dating etc. and you see them less and less. But right now, I feel like I am being given a huge gift with this extra quality time with them. And we've adapted our own routines both together and separate that gives us all space but mostly some wonderful family time together.
My husband and one child are both in service industries and working out there (that's what I've come to call it as it all seems very apocalyptic some days) so always praying for their health and safety 💕as well as our communities front line workers in so many areas 💞💞💞.
If you are one of the frontline workers whether healthcare, grocery clerks/stockers, police, community service, helping neighbours out, or simply staying at home as much as absolute possible, I thank you. THANK YOU.