I find it rather interesting that when I was working, friends and family would ask, how’s work? I would often reply with its good and then I would complain that it takes 8 hours of my time. Now that I have the time to do as I wish I am feeling a little lost. To put this in perspective, this is only day 2 for me being off from work. Crazy as that may sound...I am in need of finding my new norm, again. Hoping it’s only temporary, I still am a creature of habit and enjoy structure...to an extent. With everything going on and changing on a day-to-day basis. I often take things I hear with a grain of salt. I listen and sometimes it takes awhile to fully digest into my brain. I have treated this development of Covid-19 no different. For good or bad this is my coping mechanism and I tend to be a late bloomer with most things in life. With that said, I also have a tendency to go to an extreme in my thinking and was getting very overwhelmed with everything going on as of late. The more I read, watched, heard from friends and family, my anxiety was becoming greater and greater. As I type this I actually feel a pit in my stomach that is heavy and is weighing me down. I had resisted it for so long knowing myself and my tendencies that I would react this very way. I have been confronted head on and I am wanting to change the way I react. A friend had posted this on their Facebook page and it hit home for me. It said, when you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where the power is. I am going to take this advice and share it with you in hopes it brightens and empowers you to do what’s needed to get through these current times. Peace, safety, and health to you. This is life in 180.