Yesterday I had a great conversation with my sister in Arizona. Due to the safety measures currently in place to combat COVID-19, her birthday plans this past Sunday were cancelled. However, she was able to celebrate with a small dinner which included my other sister, our brother and a couple of her close friends. It was good to hear that she’s been able to remain positive and focused on the love and support surrounding her.
With time these days limited to home, going out mainly for provisions, I’ve been encouraged to maintain positivity by reaching out more. I've done this through texting, calling and communicating through video communication apps like Google Hangouts, Skype and Zoom. Through these actions I’ve been able to be there for others and feel less alone.
Staying in more has also given me time to read books on my Kindle app. And I’ve been able to get back to working on a couple of literary projects.
One project I’m grateful is now live is a new podcast called Wallflowers in Bloom that I'm cohosting with my friend Jenny.Our tagline is Introverts inspiring introverts, and biweekly we will publish episodes that will detail our experiences and awarenesses as thriving introverts. Our trailer episode was released April 1. This and subsequent episodes will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox.fm and Anchor.fm. We look forward to being part of a supportive community.
Lastly, I’d like to give a shoutout to our medical and research professionals who have been giving their all to help those in need. I appreciate and thank you for your dedication and hard work.
Stay safe, be supportive and remain hopeful.