I Refuse to be Afraid.

I refuse to be fearful. Even in this pandemic with my autoimmune issues, I refuse to be fearful. Life still goes on. I still have to go to work. I still have to run errands. I still have mouths to feed and bills to pay. I still have taxes to do.

I refuse to be fearful.

That’s not to say I’m not taking precautions. I wear those stretchy little gloves 🧤 while I go out and about and throw them in the wash when I get home. My husband has a can of lysol spray he carries in his car. I use hand sanitizer and wash regularly. I have a headband that doubles as a mask for gardening that I wear. I go through the drive through instead of eating in at restaurants. I order takeout through delivery services to keep the local restaurants in business. I do all I can to make going out as safe as possible.

I refuse to be afraid.

My life is basically a quarantine anyway. I don’t go out too much. I usually just do my home, work, home, Museum, sometimes church. Church and the museum are closed until further notice. So it’s just home and work for me. So it’s not like my life is so busy from being out and about. Rather it’s busy from activities I do while at home or work.

Lately I’ve been using my time to be creative. I made several pieces of jewelry yesterday and some makeup bags I printed from woodcuts I made myself. I cleaned my office and did maintenance on my wig collection. I cleaned part of the house. My husband and I watched a movie and finished our taxes.

My time is also being invested in Tell Tale. A friend of mine and I are doing book reviews and vlogging about literature. Mostly classics and sci-fi. We’re trying to navigate how to do things separately until further notice. So we’re doing lots of two part videos where we film our reviews separately and edit them together or just have them as separate videos. it’s nice to live in an age with technology that can keep people together even while social distancing.

What a time to be alive.

6 thoughts on “I Refuse to be Afraid.

  1. This is so wonderful and upbeat. It’s a challenge for me to keep fear from swamping my very being – hubby has compromised health, too many health issues to list so I am more afraid of bringing the dreaded virus home to him than anything else. Like you I don’t really go out much. This really made me feel a bit better. Thank you. Please stay healthy and stay safe. (great examples on how to live under the shadow of Covid 19)

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