I’m going to tell you, it’s taken me a minute to figure out what to do about blogging, social media, and working in general during this crazy time. As for now, our kids are out for two weeks, with some online instruction beginning next week. Realistically, I’m trying to mentally prepare for it to be much longer but this week, we’re just taking it easy, pretending we’re on some kind of weird vacation.
It’s funny that I’ve often fantasized about being stuck at home, hidden from the outside world, with no carpools to run, endless time to read books, no time pressures and no reason to check my Google calendar, but I surely never saw it happening this way. And now that it’s here, it would be really easy for us all to get down in the dumps about the things we’re missing. (Because I do actually love a packed weekend running from game to game watching my kids play sports and going to church and being with my choir family.) But deep breaths and a gentle reminder that He is in control of all of this–and always has been.
So back to the subject of blogging. . . While some parts of what I do feel very trivial in the light of sickness and families losing jobs and paychecks, I do think there’s room for some positive distraction online. I have a few easy projects I’d like to work on around the house and of course, I’ll document. It seems like if there was ever a time to find simple ways to make our homes feel like happier places, it’s now.
Also on my personal Covid-coping list:
- Letting go of certain spaces while school is out. The playroom and now our dining room/office has been given over for their entertainment. My 7-year-old daughter has set up a “classroom” on her own accord and I’m just going with it.
- No morning news shows. I eventually get (more than) enough throughout the day and could easily get overwhelmed.
- Spend more time in my bible. Nothing is rushing my morning coffee time now.
- Exercise. I literally joined the YMCA two weeks before this all hit–and now it’s closed. I’m still doing yoga online and trying to commit to walk outside every day.
- Reading–obviously. I’m almost finished with The Dearly Beloved and have two more on my nightstand: American Heiress and Writers and Lovers. I also have a pretty long list of books I’ve recently finished and will work on that post for next week. (In the meantime, find more of my recommendations here.)
- I would add showering every day to this list but I fear that you’ll think less of me for even having to write it. . .
So, tell me what you’re doing during this time.