We are all weary of the pandemic and especially the lockdown it entails.
Still, has there ever been a time in history when we have had access to so much entertainment and so many ways to communicate with each other?
I have a suggestion. If you are bored or feeling aimless, try writing. Seriously, no groaning, please. I’m sharing what works for me when I’m down. I find that ideas are among the most interesting things around, and that sharing them is stimulating and helps me connect! This can be important in a time of social distancing.
I was alone for several years after my husband died, until recently when my son came for a visit. My motto during that time became, “I would walk a mile for a good conversation”. I looked for opportunities to talk to folks, craved them, in fact. I visited my local friends often, an option we don’t have today. Also, I enjoy writing to process my ideas, so I wrote letters and started a journal.
I encourage you to write your own stories! Your children and their children may enjoy reading about your life.
P.S. : If you baulk at the idea of typing, there are some word processing applications, like Word Online, that create your document as you speak. I just found this dictation feature, so I don’t know what others are out there. Also, I have not tried it, since I enjoy typing.