Furlough Day 1

I’m currently furloughed (not fired) from my restaurant job. And so I fall back on what I know.

Folks, it’s all about habits. We see what happens when we fall into bad habits or just plain old fearful animal instinct. Are you ever going to use that much flour? 😂

Who knows, though, right? If it comes down to it. We don’t know. So there’s always going to be this lingering “But what if…” for the duration of this whole thing. But survival mode is a poisonous place if we stay there too long. We close off, shields up, and get defensive. We snap at strangers and judge people for their actions.

But understand that we are ALL in this together, and we are all scared and all worried.

But now, right now, is such an important, beautiful, unique moment for you to grow. Slow down, pay attention and accept your fears and frustrations. And get back to your true instincts, ones that come from love and connection and compassion.

I’m on lockdown for awhile. I don’t know if I’ll be going back to work in two weeks. I don’t even know what my job will look like to go back to.

But what I do know is my actions—all of our actions right now — will guide us. Our habits will lead the way. Take care of your mind, your body, your spirit, and most of all all of each other. I love each and every one of you and am so proud of not only this blog community but all communities.

Let’s be the examples for future generations. Let’s be our better selves. Let’s grow together. 😊

I’m going to sit down to a nice homemade bowl of oatmeal and then do some writing. Take care.

I’ll be on here every day until this thing is over. Please let me know how you’re doing and also how you’re adjusting to this crisis. Keep in touch.

And create and complete!

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