Life is odd right now– I guess that probably goes without saying. But does it ever feeling so overwhelming and like pandemic life will never end? I know I’ve been stuck in a rut about it once or twice.
This moment helped switch my Negative Nancy mindset to a more optimistic one. If you are in need of the same for your pandemic life, my hope is that you find it just as helpful.
March 17, 2020
Last night I looked down at my cup of tea to find a Lord Byron quote: “There is pleasure in the pathless woods.” I don’t think it’s what Lord Byron was getting at, but all I could picture was navigating those pathless woods.
At first it sounded rather awful and confusing. A little disjointed. And like I’d have a lot of sticks in my hair.
But despite all that, there were bits of happy in there, too. The little flowers popping up through the fallen leaves. The birds chirping. The nearby stream rippling by. And it suddenly wasn’t so bad.
It was all just a matter of where I was focusing.
Because of that moment, I am now choosing to shift my focus. I’m not dwelling in the anxiety and the changes and the unknown of this pandemic— But I am acknowledging them. And then I’m moving forward. Looking for those little streams and sunshine peeking through.
And I’m doing my best to carry on with this newfound, albeit temporary, way of life as best as I can.
Other KP Journal Entries You May Enjoy:
- The Missing Piece
- Finding Alone Time for Me: A Motherhood Milestone
- Poem Referenced: Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage