I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I posted last (2/25/19)! It feels like I just wrote about turning 54 and how I was going to Choose Joy Over Drudgery when I had the choice. Now I’m 55! Tempus Fugit, as my dear great aunt used to say. I confess, I’ve done precious little essay writing in 2019. I did choose to engage in some joyous activities and have highlights of travel, family and faith to share that fit the theme of choosing joy (often like a carefree ten-year-old) when I could. But…
Before I get to it, I have to be honest here. This new decade, just three months in, has not lent itself to too many occasions for easy-to-choose joyfulness. On the contrary. In early January, my husband’s sister Erica passed away. This rocked our family to the core.
Now, of course, the entire world is on edge with the Covid19 virus. Life as we knew it, before Covid19 (B.C) has drastically changed, to say the least. So many of us are working from home. All schools, churches, sports, etc. are closed. When we grocery shop, we must heed Social Distancing to keep people from spreading the virus, from getting sick, from actually dying! Anybody else a little anxious? I am clinging to my faith and trying to stay healthy. We all are learning and practicing new ways to connect via social media as we physically keep our distance from one another.
In this new, odd, not-by-choice way of being, there should be more time to reflect, write and share. I am choosing something light-hearted and joyful to share in the midst of this rather dystopian time.
Here’s some of my latest blog posts. I’m going to try to post once a week!