How are you doing? No, seriously, don’t just say, “I’m fine” or “I’m okay.” How are you really doing?
Maybe you’re like me and can’t quite put your finger on it.
It’s all so weird. I feel like a newborn; my days and night are mixed up (hence the reason for all my middle of the night emails I’m sending to you if you’re a subscriber), and I never know what day or time it is. I left my house today (to get groceries) for the first time in 2 weeks. Between the synthetic itchiness and that constant hot breath from the mask + the anxiety of being out in the big, bad, contagious world, my respect for healthcare workers & other essential workers has reached new heights. If you are one of those, please consider yourself hugged, patted on the back & deeply admired.
If you’re not okay, it’s okay. I think you’re in the majority.
Want to know what’s helped me? I’ve been keeping a list of my blessings or “pros” throughout this “thing.” I figured, hey, we’re alive so why not count those. When my (grown up) boys came to visit, they were in agreement with one particular blessing on the list. It’s simple…
CORONAVIRUS = NO MORE FOMO.
That’s right – no more FEAR OF MISSING OUT!
Know why? Because we’re all doing the same things!! No one is taking selfies at the Eiffel Tower. No one is at Mickey’s Magic Kingdom. No one is at the Top of the Rock looking the the beautiful skyline or taking in a Broadway show in NYC (my happy place). We are all home walking around in 2 day old PJs with roots and unshaven legs (or is that just me?), face timing family, checking in on friends, Zooming, taking walks, sitting on the front porch (or stoop), reading, watching Netflix & Disney +, cooking (then doing mountains of dishes), craving Chinese food (also just me?) and feeling relieved and thankful for another day of being (-) negative… at least those of us who are lucky enough to be so.
You should also know that YOU are on that list. Hearing from you on social media, through email or on TpT product reviews is always a bright spot in my day. Thank you for that, and thank you to everyone who bought something from my store during the recent TpT sales. It does not go unnoticed. Instead it goes straight on my list of things I’m thankful for. Thank you for your support.
I hope this post finds you healthy. Know that better days are coming, and in the meantime, give yourself grace. We are all doing the best we can.