Nearly on the cusp of the one-year anniversary of Ontario, Canada entered its first pandemic lock down, I’ve learned a few things about myself and my plans.
I am simply not satisfied until every moment of my day is consumed by things that bring me joy, and sometimes, not so much. Call it my defense mechanism, but if life gets you down (and it’s been nothing but a downward spiral for the last 3 years), keeping busy isn’t entirely a bad thing. It’s finding the right things to keep you busy, but still leave you time to work on your relationships with yourself, partner, offspring, etc…. You catch my drift.
I really need to shift my focus to being intentional. Intentional about life choices, purchases, food intake and the environment. I’m planning on doing a no-buy quarter for 2nd quarter of 2021. Unless it’s food, monthly expenses, or has an immediate return on investment, no spending. Trying not to waste water, being intentional about plastic usage and minimize the clutter in my life. Reduce, reuse and recycle.
I am constantly focusing on things that normally I would let go of immediately. Things I would not give two figs about, or even give it a second though. Case and point: completely ignoring that toxic people exist, but not in your atmosphere. I need to find that moment that triggered all this giving a crap and evict it, ‘cuz this gal is done.
I miss writing and reading romance. When you end up feeling so jaded from life and negative people around you, it’s a challenge to find your way back. With each year I’ve been absent from publishing anything new, it’s getting even more difficult to find my voice again. I am glad though, Bridgerton has helped revived my love of writing regency romance again. Who knows what this year will bring.
Aren’t lock downs fun? Can any of my Ontario peeps relate? I hope you are all doing well and healthy. With 2020 out of the way, 2021 is shaping to be just a transformative.
God bless and I’ll be back as Arnie would say.