Will I keep titling the posts “Day ###” when we are in the 20s and beyond?
I guess I will have to make that decision down the road.
I do feel like I am documenting some journey — one that will hopefully END — so there is something I like about the numbers.
(They are probably terrible for SEO but I am also terrible at SEO).
Yesterday was not a good day. Obviously, I cannot share details. But it is notable that difficult personalities definitely seem to become more difficult in a crisis situation. Stress makes people show their true colors. BUT, for now, all I can do is move on.
I can continue to work (remotely when possible) and try to do the best I can.
I can stick to my principles to the extent possible.
I can treat others with kindness even if I don’t feel showered in kindness myself.
On a more practical note, I can name 3 important things to accomplish each day and attack them with gusto. If I finish early, I can spend some extra time with the kids.
For those of you who are podcast listeners, we did record a bonus episode. We will try to do this weekly if we can. The other eps are mostly pre-recorded. Some of them we’re probably better off saving for later. Others still feel relevant. Working on it! To the extent that we can right now.
Some personal journal-style blogs that are posting frequently right now that I find comforting to read:
- Ana Begins (in healthcare)
- OMDG (also in healthcare)
- Not A Wasted Word (teacher in CA)
- LagLiv (SEC attorney in TX)
- Something Remarkable (academic professor)
- Rising*Shining (SAHM in AZ)
Those of us that find comfort in writing are hitting “publish” more often now. I like reading the personal stories; I feel less alone. Please share your favorites — who am I missing?