I’m not in isolation. Not in quarantine. However, I’m also not hanging out at the park. I’m hopeful that in these coming months there will be some improvements to life. Self-improvements as well. I think many are considering what they can do during an extended period of time at home. Some may learn a new language or instrument. Some may learn to code. Others may read a few books. There is so much to do in life and there’s always been an excuse of too little time.
I, myself, have been thinking of what I can do. Sadly, I am in healthcare and have actually had very, very little sleep. I’ve had days where teleconferences started at 7:30am and ended at 10pm. That can be unsustainable. Thus, what can I do during this time to improve myself? I’ve lost weight. But that may not be a good thing. It may be an indicator of stress and unhealthy eating practices. Meaning, not eating and too much pacing. Here’s truly a good thing. Unbelievably, I have stopped biting my nails. Which is a completely contrary action to current events. I’ve been biting my nails since I was a kid. It took coronavirus to get me to stop. My mom would have been amazed, wondering what about coronavirus got me to find my nails less enjoyable. I’m also clearing out my DVR. However, what will I watch when I’ve gone through all my recordings. Studio production of most shows have been suspended. Even Netflix which spits out 20 new shows a week (or so it seems) has stopped. I suppose it is time to catch some classics. Although, I still won’t watch Titanic. Never seen it. Don’t plan to even in the time of Covid.
I am, obviously, also trying to do good by being in the healthcare field. But I’ve been doing that for a while. We are most certainly being tested. Not a day goes by without me wanting to pull out my hair. Which is not good considering hair salons have been ordered shut. I may finally learn to sew as masks are in very low supply. I never wanted to learn to sew this way, though. Regardless, there are many opportunities by which we can seek to improve ourselves. Can learn to cook, tap dance, or become less pitchy. One can attend a virtual symphony, create homemade gifts, write a book, declutter, create a photography journal and so forth.
I’m looking forward to whatever butterfly version I become after this cocoon.