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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
Let’s just jump right in – How are we feeling?
Anxious? Annoyed? Overwhelmed? Scared? All of the above?
However you’re feeling, it’s okay. There’s no rulebook here (okay, except for the actual rules from the CDC – which, please follow those). There’s no rulebook on how to feel. My friend Steph summed it up great yesterday: “None of us can go back – if we weren’t taking it seriously and now are, if we were out but are now home, if we have panicked/lost our minds and lashed out and have recovered – but we can all go forward giving each other space (six feet to start) and grace.”
SPACE AND GRACE. I love that.
So let’s all have cup of coffee and sit in our space and grace together. And I’ll ask you. . .
For me, Suzy School has been canceled, and while I’m gutted over it, I know it’s the right (and only) choice. Such a bummer, but she’s doing a great job of making lemonade out of lemons and I’m going to try to do the same! Jack’s school is also closed indefinitely, and I’ll just be honest and say I’m not doing as good at making lemonade out of that one yet haha.
I had to go to Publix yesterday because I take a daily prescription and only had a few days left. Since I had to go anyway, I decided to go ahead and get the essentials we might run out of (ahem, COFFEE). For the most part, people were pretty calm, but it was surreal seeing the empty spaces on the shelves. It was also confusing to see the things people had chosen to stock up on.
My library is closed, and I’ve got about 25 books from my last haul. I’m planning on just working my way through them! What about you?!
A gentle reminder that having time at home and taking care of yourself are not the same thing. Do what you need to do to care for you. Go for walks and get fresh air. Take breaks. Turn the TV off. Ask your therapist if you can schedule a FaceTime session.
If you’re in recovery of any kind, I know isolation can be devastating. Reach out to your people. If you’re struggling with being alone so much, reach out to your people. If your anxiety is crippling during this time, reach out to your people. If you don’t have people to reach out to, here are some resources:
Love you. We’re all in this together. Now go treat yourself to that second (third) cup. xo
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