How do you even write a post when we’re in the midst of such unrest in the US? How do I do anything except stay glued to the TV? It’s moments such as these that I’m thankful for the habits I’ve cultivated – without them, I’d feel completely unmoored right now.
My Hobonichi Weeks has been keeping me sane this week. In it, I track my daily and weekly tasks, use a habit tracker, and document the amount of time I spend writing each day. I use the dated boxes to write down just a few sentences about the day – a memory, gratitude, gripes, or a few lines about what’s happening in the world.
I tried my best to distract myself with reading this week and was pretty successful with that until about Friday night. By Friday, I found myself staring dumbfounded at the television after I put the kids to bed every night. Maybe knitting would have helped, but I couldn’t bring myself to do anything else.
Journaling and writing for my blog were definitely my saving graces. I filled the pages of my journal with all of my worries and fears about what’s going on. I’ll admit that I found myself scrolling through Instagram more often than usual – and that’s okay. These have been the most difficult few months that many of us have ever experienced and we can all show ourselves just a little grace, I hope.
That’s all I want to publish today. I am distracted and confused. Hurt and angry. Hopeful and determined. There’s a lot to do in this world.