Having sheltered in place for over 2 weeks has gotten me to think and reflect on planning for the future.
I’ve formulated the goal to publish fiction with a traditional publisher.
While in my apartment I have been writing a new novel.
As an Artist who is an Author I have long touted using the creative process to heal from an illness.
I was lucky that 5 days before New York City shut down I was able to go in person to Best-Buy to order a new computer.
Since then I’ve been writing the new novel.
My experience while indoors living through this pandemic has reinforced my vision that recovery is possible.
Engaging in the creative process–sketching and painting, listening to the radio or playing an instrument, writing poetry or short stories or a book–can enable a person to live through a crisis like the one we’re experiencing.
Engaging in the creative process enabled me to heal from a serious illness.
The CO-VID19 pandemic has tragically ended a lot of people’s lives. I”m not discounting that death is possible because of the coronavirus.
What I’m getting at is that living through this pandemic by sheltering in place has changed my view of living life on an ordinary day.
Once the CO-VID19 outbreak has resolved I plan to act bolder. To not take anyone else’s bull crap. To walk to the edge of my comfort zone and keep on going.
I have more to say about using the creative process to recover. I’ll talk about this in the next blog entry.