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Pandemic Express, Day 2

It's currently 1:13 AM PST and I'm catching up on my guilty pleasure, Real Housewives of New Jersey: Reunion Special. I guess it's a not so guilty pleasure now because with everything that is going on, it should be a YOLO moment, love what you love, haters and judgers be damned! Maybe not so much YOLO because no one says that anymore also it's very restrictive at the moment. Whatever YOLO-ing you can do within the confines of your own living space.

Doesn't Day 2 feel like Day A Million? On Day 1, I was kind of excited because I got this sense of motivation. I was going to finally get to all of those things that I never had time for, like blogging, editing videos, and opening an online store. I have it all written out in my planner and everything. The reality of it is, I won't get to do it all. Mommy daycare is in full effect. My mom and working from home husband also need some attention. The dogs need to be walked. In no way am I complaining, it's just that a bitch is tired and needs to somehow work on time management because said bitch wants be productive during this world meltdown. (I like referring to myself as bitch because it makes me feel badass) It's kind of nice that I'm writing this all out because as I go on, I'm recognizing that I'm placing a lot of pressure on myself to use this time wisely. Putting a stop to that immediately. I was reading somewhere, probably Instagram, that what we are going through is not normal. It is ok to conduct your day in a different routine and eat different things like chocolate chip Teddy Grahams for breakfast. It is ok to not feel the need to write that short story collection or to finally catalog the pictures from your wedding. It's ok to feel "all the feels" (I hope that phrase stayed back 2019) and all the emotions.

On the other end of the spectrum, a new normal routine would help de-stress me a little. It's only been 2 days but I already have some what of a schedule and it consists of sleeping in and enjoying my coffee. I feel a little guilty about that. There I go again with the "g" word. I'm going to stop myself and use another "g" word, "grateful". I'm so grateful to have a home, family (includes my dog) that loves me, food, supplies, a husband that is able to work from home and my health and my family's. As much of a shitty situation we're all being put through, some more shittier than others, we need to be grateful. Try it out if you feel you're getting overwhelmed. Also try to limit your news and social media intake. I'm going to seriously implement those on Day 3.