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Claimed the Calm

 

Have you noticed any positive change in your life in this challenging pandemic environment? I feel as if I’ve tolerated it well. All things considered. But seeing the humor has been critical.

For me personally the previous ten or twelve years were so chock- a- block full with all things writing and publishing there was little else. Then came the honor of caring for my two beloved parents at the very end of their long lives. Until  I was forced into social distancing caused by a global virus, I didn’t realize how much I needed downtime.

It’s felt good to turn my attention back to home and hearth because I’ve always been a “nester at heart.”

I wouldn’t be truthful if I said there haven’t been a few days of listlessness and melancholy here and there. But when I’ve felt it setting in I’ve set my intentions of not letting those moods become permanent residents. Key for me has been to write and brainstorm works in progress or do something else artful or creative. I agree with research, writing and journaling have proven to be useful for wellness.

Now I’m fired up for something more and will begin rolling it out for you. See you back in this space on February 5th 2021!

“Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest; Homekeeping hearts are happiest.” – Henry W. Longfellow 1807-1882

 

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