As I write this, I feel like I can’t do another day.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been quarantined at home with my 3-year old son, my 5- year old daughter, and my usual work schedule. We no longer have household help, school, childcare, or my husband (who lives on another continent for work and now can’t cross the border). We do have everything we truly need. We have our health and our jobs and each other. We are enormously lucky. But gratitude doesn’t eliminate all other emotions. You can feel blessed and still feel your ears bleed every time your toddler screams when he’s supposed to be sleeping. You can acknowledge how hard sudden transitions can feel and still be grateful for what you’ve got.
The trick is learning how to shift your mindset.
Quarantine has been long enough to give a daily beat down to my normally iron-clad optimistic mindset. And…