I wanted to talk about my sudden realization. It was brought on because I’ve been sheltering in place for over 2 weeks so far.
I’ve decided that my life can’t go on the way it was before the CO-VID19 outbreak.
I have been thinking about my goals and thinking about them some more.
In toiling away at my computer I was reminded of a section in a book I read. The author referred to how a Japanese court musician played his instrument in an empty room without an audience.
By embarking on writing the new novel I have learned that you must want to achieve a goal for your own enjoyment of the process of achieving it. Not to seek external recognition. In the end the outcome doesn’t matter either.
It’s your courage to risk trying to achieve a goal that counts more.
Sheltering in place has awakened in me the desire to grab life by the horns and go after my goals with gusto.
I will talk about goal-setting more in the next blog entry.
For those interested a professional perspective about mental health in this pandemic:
Alt 92.3 FM at radio.com at 8:00 p.m. supposedly has Dr. Chris talking about mental health in the time of the pandemic.
No, I am not that Dr. Chris.