Journaling in a Time of Uncertainty

Once every couple years or so I am motivated to keep a journal, either publicly on my WordPress blog or privately on Day One. Today’s motivation came from a webinar called Journaling in a Time of Uncertainty.

I kept a daily journal for a bit several years ago. I remember tapping away at my iPad while sitting in my car waiting for Sidney’s elementary school to let out. She is in high school now. Today I tap away at my shiny new iPhone 11 Pro Max while sitting on the porcelain throne. There is no workplace to be at and no school from which to fetch my child anymore. The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a halt while governments and medical professionals figure out how to keep infections and fatalities to a minimum. I am fortunate to live in an area with a low concentration of both, and even more fortunate to be able to work from home. Not everyone in my industry or even in my library has that luxury. While I have grown weary of being home all the time, I will continue to find professional development opportunities online until my workplace decides it’s time to go back. And I will continue to try to entertain myself and my child at home until I feel it’s safe to resume our normal ventures into the outside world.

Governor Abbott announced phase 2 today. I have strong opinions about the way our elected officials are handling things, but I don’t want to go off on an angry tangent.

I probably would have been to the beach three times in the time we’ve been quarantined. I miss the beach. I miss Target. I miss normalcy. But it’s too soon for all that.

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