After more than ten years of moving around the internet and having a small business, I have decided to return to my roots. This was my first true blog where I wrote, expressing myself through art and photography. I don’t do much of that anymore, in fact my life is completely different than it was ten years ago. I started my own wedding photography business, finally moved out of my parents, was able to stop working in retail, then I got married, became a mom and then had a second baby. Now I’m a wife and mom.
Today we are experiencing life in a way that we never have before. We are in the midst of a world wide pandemic, COVID-19. For myself and others our worlds have been ripped from us and shaken. Many of our friends and family members are without work. It’s become the normal to see people wearing masks while they shop for their weekly groceries. It’s normal to go to the store unsure if you are going to be able to find the food you need for the week. It’s normal to stay home. It’s normal to not go anywhere, in fact the governor signed an executive order for the people of Maryland to stay home, only go out for necessities. Life is on hold for an unknown amount of time.
I feel very lost in my day to day life. I am depressed and angry, I’m grieving the loss of my normal life. I miss it. We are people and people were not meant to be alone, but for some that is all they have, some may not have family to stay with though this. It doesn’t matter whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, we as humans are meant to be social. However this is something we are being instructed not to do, and this is hard.
The truth is that this too shall pass, life will eventually return to normal, however that does not make today any easier.
Find support, talk to family and friends via phone, video chat, email, text; find people who are empathetic and move towards them. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.