Updated: Mar 7
Life is so strange right now. I have these moments where I believe everything will be fine and then panic. I'm sure many others can relate. I had a stormy night's sleep last night. I awoke at midnight to a nightmare and tossed and turned till 1:00 a.m. I make every effort to avoid viewing anything COVID-19-related on television... Unfortunately, my curiosity always triumphs. I went through article after article. Some are nice, and the majority are deficient. I chat with friends who have lost employment and those still lucky enough to have one. I even have friends who are on the front lines. At the moment, everything is unpredictable. I'm not too fond of that feeling. I wish everything would return to normal and we could find a cure immediately. My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected or has loved ones who are dealing with this terrible reality. Please remember that we are all in this together and will prevail over this nightmare. When is the question?
I sometimes feel guilty about posting anything beauty-related on social media. As a result, I haven't been present. When dealing with a pandemic, I frequently question if this is what my audience wants to see right now. I want to bring you some sunshine, and if I can take your mind off of anything unpleasant, I'd be happy to publish. Please let me know if it's too much.
I'm wondering what you're all up to. How are you coping? What are you doing that is innovative, entertaining, or enjoyable?
I've been cooking a lot, but my fiancé has taken over that role since I'm bored with it. I've also been caring for the school bunny and a four 1/2-year-old at my house while his parents work from home. He won't terrorize them this way! He attends morning lessons at the Montessori school (where I work part-time). More on that later. After his classes, I set up arts and crafts for him and prepared his lunch. We go on many nature hikes together, as well as gardening, story time, and other activities I prepare for him the night before. It feels like I've struck a healthy balance for him and myself. What am I taking away from this experience? PATIENCE.
I've also included a virtual appointments feature on my website where I teach you how to tint, shape, and fill your brows using products I recommend via ZOOM. Several of my clients have tried it and found it to be fun. It's not the same as in person, but one has to do what one must survive.
There is so much I am still learning from this journey, and if there is one thing that has impacted me... it is enjoying what you already have. Nature, family, friends, and the community are significant to me. Here are some images from my quarantine period.
My darlings, until next time.