I'm trying to focus on the positive here. Even if it's just a positive for me. I know lots of people who are going slowly (or quickly) stir-crazy, but if I've learned anything about myself in the past few weeks, it's that I'm much more of an introvert than anyone I know. I literally am feeling a little over-peopled because of all the online stuff going on all the time. My virtual dance card is full.
The only change
in my daily routine is that my husband is constantly underfoot. He's
been cooking a lot so that balances out. I'm not quite as ecstatic as
the dog about him being home all the time, but it's nice.
I don't HAVE to drive anywhere
to cover stories, in fact no one expects me to go anywhere at all, and
the new social rules of no hugging, no handshakes, no touching, and keep
your distance, buster, are what I would prefer all of the time. My
half-assed approach to producing content for my Patreon is not
noticeable because the whole internet is Facebook Live amateur hour. In
fact, I feel like I'm accomplishing something when I get online and
ramble for ten minutes about Tarot or trees or something.
Other than not being able to go out to eat, and the clear impracticality of going camping, this is pretty much my ideal life. I hope for everyone else's sake that this mess will soon be over. But when the world does go back to some version of normal, I'm going to try to accommodate my own extreme introversion more and not feel pressured to be social any more than I want to be. And I'm going to make more half-assed videos and other small projects, because good enough is good enough, darn it.