Mark this down as the day I took back control over my life.
For the past month I have dutifully obeyed the rules of this new virus environment, and I will continue to do so with one not so subtle difference. I CHOOSE to protect myself by doing all those things, like masks in public, etc.
For a month I took my hands off the wheel of my life and let its direction be controlled by a disease I don’t even have. Yes, I will behave in a way so as not to get sick if I can, for it is a deadly and vicious disease. But my days here at home will be treated as MINE, and I refuse to spend them in fear or frustration, or just let them slide by as I wait for things to get back to normal, which I’m sure they won’t.
Will I succeed in keeping out depression and low motivation? No, but I will consciously frame my own days. Just by saying this, I think I will clear the way for my passion about equal opportunity for women to return, and I will see new ways to communicate my thoughts. I’ve puttered around internet, learning about podcasts, zoom, etc, but puttering doesn’t make things happen – it’s a waiting activity and I’m not going to wait. What for? I have the time and the tools to make a difference, even here, even now.