Personal Developement & Happiness

Normal? What’s Normal Now?

Hello Friends!

How are you? How are you handling the social isolation?

One thing that I’ve learned is that social isolation has been different for everyone. We are all having to make changes, but those changes are notably different from person to person.

These past few weeks have been trying for everyone, and I bet that we are all tired of it.

We all know that this is crazy, and it seems like everywhere we turn, we are constantly reminded.

The big questions on everyone’s mind are:

When is all this going to be over?

When can life go back to normal?

When this is over, I don’t think that we will ‘go back to normal’ I think that we will find a new normal.

I wanted to share some of what we’re doing during this social isolation. 

Partly because it’s been fun to read about what everyone else is doing.

We live on about an acre On a ‘hobby farm’ in Vermont, on a small road with seven other houses.

And because of that, we don’t lack for things to do this time of year.

Gardening. I have been planting indoors and preparing my garden beds for planting.

Baking. I’m not sure if it’s the social isolation, or just that I love baking, but on rainy days especially, it’s hard to resist the ability to browse Pinterest and try new recipes.

School work.

Reading books.

Trying to learn new skills. It’s really easy to just fill up the time doing extra house work – having a cleaner house is always nice, right? But I’m trying to use this time to do and learn other things. Youtube and Pinterest have been great resources.

These are all mostly things that we would be doing anyway. The biggest difference is what we’re notdoing – going places, and seeing people.

This moment in history has made me aware of the amount of time that we have, and inspired me to do something more meaningful with it.

Be Safe and Healthy Friends!

Dottie Lake

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