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So my lovelies, isn’t this a swell time in which to exist.

Here is the thing though, just because the world is changing doesn’t mean we can go from living to existing. We can still live, we just need to be open to looking outside the parameters we were comfortable with.

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Sure as a writer and fairly confirmed introvert sort of person, much of my life hasn’t changed. I still exercise by myself. I still read by myself. I even still write by myself. Sure I have started a faith oriented project which can be found on our Your Tube channel here, or if you’re interested in supporting us, on Patreon here, but that was always going to be happening at this time because this, fortunately for me was when I was going to be on leave from my day job.

Also unlike so many I am fortunate that my job isn’t going anywhere, I am what were are calling essential services, though it may be a forgotten one. I am grateful for that.

I am also still able to write, so my main hobby hasn’t changed.

The only things I usually do that have changed are axe throwing and church. Well church I can still do on line but not being able to finishing the axe throwing league season has hurt.

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Still I’m here to focus on some good things, I think. We can use this time to our advantage, and what that is going to look like will be different for each of us. Some like me will get heads down and churn out words, managing to keep busy in a variety of ways, to the point where my loved ones have to remind me that it is alright to stop sometimes. Others will need to take time to stop and think, and remember to breathe. That is okay too. We all will deal with this situation differently, and as long as we are responsible then who cares how you deal.

I read a great post that reminded us that sometimes what we see isn’t the whole picture. The person could be buying paint because they need to keep busy to stop them picking up the bottle, when they are an addict. Or maybe she is buying meters of sewing supplies because creating stuff keeps the depression at bay.

Now is a time for considered actions, behaving according to the best advice of the experts, and reaching out to those we know and love. Reconnect if you have to. I know there are a few people I’ve thought of over the years that I sort of lost touch with and I am using this opportunity to swallow my ego and touch base.

Be here for yourself, and for others. We will get through this, and yes when we come out the other side things will be different but this isn’t the end, it is simply the cliff hanger at the end of book one, book two will be a whole new story.

Love you all, we will prevail.

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