As I begin this journey I am struck by how fast time seems to slip by. Labor Day, when I lived in NY was the culmination of summer and the beginning of the new school year. Here in Florida, it doesn’t have the same significance since my summer ends and I go back to work in August. This year it is another holiday (as has been each for the last 6 months) that we spend alone in our home.
Add it to the list of celebrations usually with crowds of people – not so this year:
- Memorial Day BBQ’s
- Summer Vacations
- Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
- 4th of July BBQ’s
This surreal existence that we find ourselves is allowing each of us the time to grow in ways we didn’t think possible. For me, I have decided to open an Etsy shop and create this website/blog.
I have an incredibly blessed life that I am grateful for daily. Due to the fact that I am a person who loves being around people, this pandemic quarantine has brought me to such low emotional levels. I come from a large family and I get a lot of uplifting support and love from my visits back to NY to spend time with them. I decided I needed to do something to ward off the depression that was trying to creep in to my mind.
Now I need to point out that I am in no way computer or technologically advanced. My son, Steven loves to retell the story where I shared that I would love if there was a way to organize my files on my computer so they were easier to find.
He said, “Do you mean folders?”
I excitedly replied, “Yes, exactly!”
He then went on to show me the way to create folders in my documents, which supposedly had been around for years. Who knew? Here I am thinking I’m on the cutting edge but I’m actually years behind.
What I do know is that by creating my masks for others, setting up my Etsy shop, and creating this website/blog, I have found something that excites me and brings me joy amidst my seclusion. Days, weeks, even years, pass us by so quickly. Take time to find what excites and inspires you and do that for yourself!