Lighting the fire again

Lighting the fire again

Originally published September 21, 2020

It’s been a little over six months since we started our first lockdown related to COVID.  Over that time all of us have bounced through a range of changes, a range of emotions on our way to building to a place that we can loosely refer to as a new normal.  Over this time we’ve all searched for various coping mechanisms and for ways to get what we need.  For instance, with gyms closed, I’ve had to find new ways to workout.  It’s meant buying some equipment for home and doing something that I never thought I would be, I’ve been running.   I would love to be back in the gym, I’d prefer to be walking up fake hills on the treadmill than to running any day.

However, I also have noticed some not great things about my new normal.  Initially I was working a huge number of hours, so at the end of the day I had no energy left.  This led to me falling into a really bad pattern.  Wrap up work each night about nine then fall into a chair and watch two hours of TV before I crashed.  I admit it’s nice at the end of the day to just be mindlessly entertained for a bit before sleeping.  However it has also meant that I have not been very productive with any of my personal projects and goals.  That has to change.

So I took a vacation day today to catch up on some personal projects that have been lagging.  And to get a list together of the projects I need to get back on top of again.  It’s time to come out of this malaise that COVID has led me into and get moving, get started again on my projects including my next book.

So today, I built a list of the projects I want to get going again.  I even put a little calendar together for myself so that I can keep my goals on pace.  Tomorrow we get rolling again.  I hope if you’ve been in a similar place you can start moving forward as well.  The things we’re dealing with in the world are with us for awhile, we can’t just hide in a shell, it’s time to embrace life again, albeit with some modifications.

Wear a mask, be careful, wash your hands, social distance and have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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