The best description of where my life— our lives— have landed is in a no-man’s land of “Weird.” How long will this last? Will I have work again? Will I lose my job, get sick, or be able to see my family soon? All these questions end unanswered and with you in anxiety. I feel you. Oh how I feel you.
This is a hard season, found between the spring and summer of 2020. We don’t know how long it will last, we are learning what gear we need to wear and how to enjoy— in the little ways that we can— this space we never expected. We are a mix of raw and real emotions that range from simultaneously feeling grateful and envious; hopeful and despondent; happy and broken hearted. There is no road map. We are learning the rules and the way as we go.
I’m not here with answers or best practices to get through this. Somedays, I honestly don’t want to get out of bed; a very uncommon occurance when my generally motivated and bubbly self won’t stop moving. I stare at walls like I’ve never done before. I sit in the sunshine. I slide to the floor in my bathroom and cry. I laugh as I see a cute puppy walk down the street. I notice things more. I feel things more. I also have some practices that I use in an attempt to get by with my sanity in tact. It’s yet to be determined if these practices will be successful…
I’m not saying you need practices or strategies or what I do will work for you. This is only sharing. I hope that you are encouraged by this. Maybe you find some takeaways. Maybe you can let me know what you are doing to fill your mind and your days. You can watch the video on the ways I’m coping with losing my rhythm, my income, and my life as I knew it. I’ll also just outline my routines and strategies for making the best of a bad situation below.
Lots of love, Kara
Curious. Bubbly. Creative. Curating a life I don't need an escape from and inspiring you to do the same.