Where were you in 2020?
The initial shut down seemed to offer “time outside of time” - previously scheduled time that was now available. I thought it might be a chance for me to delve deeper into music, to write more songs, sing and work on my instrumental musical chops. But it didn’t exactly work out that way. 2020 left me feeling more stunned and less industrious, feelings of fear and uncertainty settled in as the year unfolded.
Self-Care and Music Amidst COVID-19
Recently, I woke up very early with my mind in an anxious state with worry about the lack of medical equipment and supplies for our healthcare workers on the front line. Immediately, I felt anger and frustration at a lack of a coordinated effort to address this need, sadness over the human toll this pandemic is taking.
This Little Light Of Mine
As we head indoors with the dimming of daylight hours, many of us light candles and seek the warmth of a welcoming hearth. Sometimes a soft glowing light can seem even brighter in midst of darkness. This time indoors offers a chance to pause from our rush-filled days. Stopping for even a moment or two can help to reset our intentions or transition from chaos to calm; it is a chance to check-in and honor our own body/mind/spirit.