The October Challenge is about sharing stories on what changes we have made in our personal and/or business life from July 1st, 2020 to the present. We are asked to share what worked and what has not worked as we had expected.
Story #1 - Unbreathable Daze
July 1, 2020, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take lives and impact the lives of so many people. From the business sector, too many small business owners were forced to close their doors, and many are leaving the State of California.
These past three (3) months challenged me to dig deeper with patience in many ways.
• with myself and others
• with wearing a mask
• with distancing from others
• with not being able to hug people
• with the divide regarding COVID-19
For the most part, I keep silent. I support people who are shinning their light on the darkness. I pass on the negative despite the urge to say something.
And if COVID-19 and the protocols in my personal life and business life were not enough … enter the California wildfires. I cannot allow myself to think about the devastation for too long because it creates deep sadness within me. Sadness is a real emotion that I appreciate feeling – it is not a matter of if I feel sadness but how long I linger there.
Poor air quality combined with triple-digit heat made for many for many unbreathable daze. The heat, the smoke, poor air quality, combined with wearing a mask has had me feeling less than 100%.
We have to work. My clients need me. We do what we have to do to protect ourselves against whatever we face.
2020 seems to be an endless rain of challenges. We rise above. We unite in kindness to help those who need help. While this is not a change for me it is something I find myself doing a lot more of because there are endless opportunities to help people.
This works for me. There are times when helping others does not work out as expected but that is not where I choose to focus or shine my light.
October Challenge - To Think is To Create Hosted by Anna Krutchen and Carol Williams a sequel to the June Challenge Rising about the Pandemic.