This is a time of great fear, grief, and change. Many of us are suffering mentally, physically, and financially. Some of us are ill. Our entire way of life has turned upside down and honestly, its rough. I am reminded of this quote though:
“I give you this to take with you:
Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can
begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.”
―Judith Minty, Letters to My Daughters
This virus will fundamentally change the world; hopefully for the better. But change is rarely a clean and tidy process. Its visceral- and many of us are feeling its effects right now.
Take solace in community, your friends and neighbors are but a phone call away. Many businesses and communities are gathering; streaming online content, creating new ways to interact and have connection. Our environment is starting to recover from humans doing things, "the way we always have."
Those with disabilities are much more able to work remotely and be accepted when the entire office is. Those meetings- definitely could have been emailed, and we're seeing the benefits of a different working model. There is more time to create and produce when you don't spend 2 hours or more driving each day
There is also more time to rest and recover and do the things you've always wanted to but never had the time.
It's really hard to look on the bright side of things. So I'm going to grieve the things I've lost and then take time to process. Then I'm going to cope, adapt, change. There will be a lot of darkness ahead. But I'm also committed to trying to find the joy.
Who's with me?