March 19 2020 (First day of Spring)
The corona virus got real for me yesterday when it directly impacted my girls. Both daughters are going to be going through major life changes work wise. My grandsons Spring Break turned into school from home until ??
For myself I will now be socially isolating because of my age and CDC recommendations.
As a recovering alcoholic with mental health issues who lives alone this is particularly worrisome. Being alone is not recommended under normal circumstances. Not day after day.
The upshot is that I am a Christian and I have my faith to draw from. A deep well that will never run dry. So I have the assurance that everything will work out.
Another great thing is that I am already proactive concerning my mental health. 1) pet therapy: I have my 2 cats. That covers touch therapy also.
2) talk therapy: many family members and friends I talk to daily.
3) medication therapy.
3) aromatherapy: I use essential oils for mood enhancement.
4) music therapy: speaks for itself .
5) meditation on God’s Word.
on and on, I am familiar with the concept, so self-care is easy for me.
Its a perfect time to pull out some things I already have to go back to old hobbies . Sewing, crocheting, journaling more thoroughly.
A time to take the online courses I’ve thought about for years.
And I have the peace of mind that can only come from knowing Jesus.