Stepping Back (in time)

One poppy opened and a bud will soon join.

I started thinking about how things are going these days, these pandemic days.  I feel like I am living in a much simpler time and it makes me wonder how much of what I do is necessary.  My nails are back to their natural state, my hair is growing longer and I’m thankful that it is in it’s natural state of grey.  My pace has slowed down and though I am isolated, and really miss my family, I feel a little relaxed.  I am taking time to walk (a lot) looking at the springtime flowers, buds emerging, and I am enjoying talking (from a safe distance) to my neighbors.  I am cooking everyday  in a relaxed way, and eating healthier that usual.

The differences are blatantly evident.  I am alone and really getting used to my own company, the perks being I only have to think of what I want to do, what I want to eat and my own schedule.  With my open schedule, I begin to feel the creative inspiration (usually hidden by my busy work schedule) returning.  I’m in a writing mood and am enjoying reading books that have been sitting on my table waiting for me.

The unknown is everywhere.  How to implement distance learning? how long will this last? there are so many questions.  There is a lot that is out of our control, but there are some things that I can control:

my reaction

my exercise

healthy eating

engaging my brain

creative outlets

The old saying “this too shall pass” is spoken a lot these days and I know I look forward to this being behind us all.  In the meantime, while time is standing somewhat still, I will step back.


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One response to “Stepping Back (in time)

  1. Nancy

    Good to read you here again!


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