If you are reading this, I want to first say thank you for taking time out of your day to to read what I share. Thank you for continuing to follow this blog, even though our posts lately have been far and few between. I hope that changes, starting today! 🖤
How are you?
Such an interesting question to pose at this time, right? If you’re like me, you aren’t really sure how you are. I’ve experienced a range of emotions this past week and for awhile I just felt paralyzed. I would sit at my desk, as usual (I always work from home) but I didn’t actually get anything done. Everything just seemed so frivolous in light of the state of the world now. I was finding myself scrolling on Facebook and Instagram even MORE than I did before this crisis. Completely unproductive. How have you been feeling? Are you scrolling endlessly?
I have the ability to sit in the comfort of my home in front of this computer, in my cozy sweater and leggings, sipping on my hot coffee writing this post. My husband is in his home office across the courtyard on conference calls all day and closely watching the stock market. My teenage kids are upstairs, keeping themselves busy, having virtual sleepovers, and playing Fortnite with friends. Even though I’m so used to working from home, the fact that I can’t leave the house actually gives me the freedom and newfound time to focus on anything I want to, related to my business. I am looking at the positives of this situation and I hope you can too. If you are taking the time to read this, I am guessing you may be in a similar situation. I want to be sure to take time everyday to be thankful and grateful for my personal situation and hope you will too. 🖤
With that said, we also need to take time to think about others who are on the front line of this crisis taking care of the sick, as they are going to need our support more and more as the days go on. I am very grateful for them and the sacrifices they are making. Let’s also not forget to think about those that are not in a financially stable situation, out of work and unable to make ends meet. I can’t imagine the stress and anxiety they are enduring. It’s overwhelming to think about the amount of people struggling now and we need to continue to stay positive and support however we can. 🖤
Get to Work
After a few of days spinning my wheels and not sure what to do with myself, I decided enough was enough. It was time to get positive, get motivated, get creative and most of all, get to work. I got off social media (not completely of course, but set some limits for myself) and sat down with a notebook and started listing everything that needs to be done (connect with current clients, finish partnership posts), followed by a list of things I’ve been wanting to do but never have time for (updating the website, creating forms), and then a list of new ideas for my business in light of this situation. It’s hard, because as a designer and real estate agent, my work seems unimportant compared to others’ work during this state of the world, but it is MY work. It is what I know and what I love, and I have to continue to do my job and come up with ways to work in this new situation to help support my team and my family. 🖤
I will continue to do what I do. With most people now isolating at home and the focus of my work being all about home, I want to do what I can to inspire you and be helpful and encouraging during this time. I want to look back at this time and see things that I accomplished and shared rather than look back and see this time wasted. I want to support other small businesses in the hope of doing my small part to keep them afloat. I want to share advice and knowledge that might make your home and life better. To some, my upcoming posts may seem frivolous in a time like this, but I won’t apologize for continuing to be me and sharing what I love. 🖤
Are you feeling the same way? Do you feel like the work you do no longer matters? You are wrong. Maybe it needs a little adjusting during this crisis, but what you do is important! Now go get to it!
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