It’s been ages since I wrote a blog post. Sorry about that, I haven’t really had the inclination to write anything. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you’ll have seen a few short videos and some photos taken on my walks, so I suppose they took over from the writing for a while.
I was thinking though, I follow a few mindfulness pages and one of the things that comes up a lot is that we are all in the same boat. We aren’t though, we may be facing the same storm of Covid-19 but our boats are very different. Some people have lost jobs, some have lost their businesses, some are carers, some are front-line workers, some are trying to work from home, some are home-schooling their children and working, some are cocooning, some are in abusive relationships….and the list goes on.
It reminds me of when I had depression and I was told to go walking. It’s not a one size fits all situation. What helps one person deal with it might not help another. And it’s bloody scary too, so who cares if you don’t scrub the house from top to bottom? I did a short video about this a while back; some people feel under enormous pressure for the things they feel they should be doing. We’ve all had to adapt to a whole new way of life too, with very little warning.
Do what makes you feel better and if that’s staying in bed and watching Netflix, go for it. I’ll do another post tomorrow of some things that I’m enjoying just in case it might appeal to you. I hope you are all doing OK.
Thank you, Val, for bringing out the truth that we are not all in the same boat. Some are still getting paid, some are not. Some small businesses have gone under with no possibility of a restart. And parents who are working from home still must oversee their children’s lessons every day. Government employees are still getting paid, even the minor and very annoying ones. We are definitely not all in the same boat. Some are cruising along in yachts; others are clinging desperately to a rotted log, to keep their heads above water in a dangerous, swirling flood. And my heart is breaking especially for everyone who works in the tourist industry in Ireland. After all these years, I know many of them by name, and I still see their faces in my mind. Someone posted a chart yesterday on FB that gave the timeline when the Irish govt will allow various business to re-open, and I noted that hotels in Ireland would not re-open till July.
What we really need, in this stressful times) is a meme that expresses what is true for all. (I bet you could concoct a new meme, Val with your imaginative skills.) All the best to you as you continue in your encouraging posting on FB and in your blog. Blessings from Sara McLain in Pennsylvania