Hobonichi Weeks – Week 22 of 2020

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.

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  1. The worse events are in the world, the less I watch TV. I learned this years ago. Turn the TV off and focus on the children and what is good in your life. Pray a lot and think of something kind and good you can do for someone else. This isn’t selfish, it’s preservation.

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  2. I really struggled writing a blog post last night. I ended up not saying anything about the current situation because I didn’t feel like I had fully formed the right words to say. Perhaps that’s chickening out; I don’t know. I am working on confronting my own prejudices and figuring out how I can use my privilege to help those who don’t have it.

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    1. It’s definitely not chickening out. It’s so hard to find the right words, so I completely understand. Everything, especially after Trump’s speech last night, feels like a total disaster. It even feels impossible. I hope it’s NOT impossible, but it sure feels like it. ❤

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  3. I’m distracted and sad and angry too. That’s okay, that means we care. I’m trying to read news rather than watch it, because the national TV news media can frame things in unhelpful ways, I think. But you’re not alone. Writing about your feelings is always a good thing. Hang in there.

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