Missed opportunity

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Things are different these days. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us into turmoil. My feelings about this situation have evolved over the last several weeks. When I started working from home, it felt like world was ending. What was the point in trying?

Mixed media painting
Working from home allows for painting breaks!

My mood turned a corner about two Mondays ago. I began to look forward to waking up in the morning. Was it a natural adjustment to my change in circumstance? Hormones? Who can say?

I wish I had started journaling about the situation back in February. I see digital scrapbooking people documenting the virus experience in that medium. Scrapbook layouts about a pandemic make more sense for people who have children.

Giving myself a break

The world is a mess and I don’t have to succeed at affiliate marketing. I have a day job. I don’t have the amount of time it tAmes to be a professional blogger. I’m starting to be more okay about that.

But wait! What if I lose my job and blogging is my only hope? Sounds like catastrophizing. I suppose I will cross that bridge if I have to.

Art stuff

I’m taking a Bluprint course, Colored Pencil Bird Portraits. The first part is about drawing a realistic bird. For some reason, it didn’t occur to me that I would have to draw a bird that looked like a bird. I’ve tried learning to draw over the years. I don’t have the patience.

I decided tracing the reference image would be just as good, so I traced. The traced image lacks a certain something. Here are some of my attempts at drawing and tracing.


So, I gotta keep going. I’ll strive to eat right, but not beat myself up when I don’t. I must do some sort of exercise on most days. Exercise is must for managing my MS. And I want to find ways to express my love and gratitude for the people in my life.

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