It’s official! Our governor has joined many in imposing a stay-at-home order.
Other than grocery shopping, medical care, going to essential jobs or getting exercise, we have to stay inside!
UNTIL JUNE THE TENTH.
June 10th. JUNE TENTH.
That is… Let me see… MORE THAN TEN WEEKS FROM NOW.
That is just mind-boggling. We’ve already been home for two weeks, and just the thought of not being able to leave the house for any extended purpose for that long is enough to set me nervously twitching.
What can I say that you don’t already know?
This is HARD. This is BORING. It’s CONFINING. It’s ANXIETY-PROVOKING.
It’s so many things in ALL CAPS.
Learning to live with it
This situation has brought forward so many insecurities I had about myself as a mother, a spouse, a housekeeper, a knitter… Even as a reader.
(Yes, you can be insecure about your reading skills, choices, tastes…)
I’ve had a lot of time to look long and hard at my insecurities. And as I look at them, they gradually lose some of their frightening power. It’s like I’m getting to know them all, one by one.
I’m becoming more aware of insecurities I didn’t know I had, and little by little coming to understand them.
That’s not to say I’ll come out of social distancing cured of all my ills and ready to take on the world like She-Ra.
But perhaps this time in social isolation will help me to better accept my insecurities and understand how they play on me.
And who knows? Maybe I’ll figure out how to face one or two of them.