These are unprecedented times, so of course, we must do anything we know to do in order to survive. For me, this means getting out of my house! I have taken to the driveway! I am now (partially) living in a camper!
The need for personal space, space that I can control on my own, was mighty and persistent. My newfound solitude is exactly what I’ve needed to remind me that I have all of this free time to create the things I have always wanted to create. I can update my blog. I can create a Booktube account (the logistics of which I am still working out)! I can read and write and make a serious, honest effort at completing a book, any book, whatever might come out of my brain at this moment in time.
Until now, I had been letting myself veg out, on junk food, sleep, binge-watching, video games, whatever it was I needed at that moment to stay sane. But that has all come bubbling over, and a month after the pandemic was declared just that, I had enough. So here I am! Sleeping in a camper, with wifi and heat and whole lot more room than I did two days ago. Physical space, but more importantly, emotional and mental space.
I truly hope that all of you are making an effort to stay motivated, create these pockets of space for yourself, and nourishing your soul. I look forward to writing here again soon.