Hi folks,

I’ll be honest. I am finding blogging hard during a pandemic. It’s not just that I am having a hard time organizing my thoughts. I am having a hard time thinking clearly. There are so many things on my mind. Life is changing so quickly. Doing everything takes longer. Things I took for granted are no longer certain or even possible. My brain is scrambled.

I have been avoiding writing because it requires that I muster a kind of energy and focus that is challenging under normal circumstances. Now, it feels downright impossible. I also think that there are probably a lot of you who can relate. And really, we should not be surprised. We are living through incredibly stressful times and stress really messes with our memory and focus, not to mention health.

I have decided to muster some of that focus because I know it is good for me. I am also going to be kind to myself by keeping it short. I encourage you to do the same. I am gently suggesting you take of something you have been avoiding. Also, be kind to yourself and don’t expect perfection. As my college friends would say, “done is good.” And now this post is done and I am feeling pretty good!