Right now many of us are settling into a long and somewhat unsettling bout of social distancing or quarantines and the world is scary. So first off, here is a reminder that whatever you feel is okay to feel. If you’re scared or sad or relieved or silly or laughing or crying or a combination of all of them in rapid succession that is perfectly human and I salute you.
Secondly, I am a natural introvert so I’ve been training for this for my whole life, but don’t let anyone tell you that this is easy for hermits. Personally, I’m feeling very grateful that Victor and I already work from home and Hailey has been in correspondence high school so this shouldn’t really feel very different for us but honestly it really is and it’s very easy for me to fall back into my agoraphobic tendencies and spiral into a depression or let my anxiety spin me out so remember to take care of yourself and others mentally during this time. Go for walks if you can, drink a lot of water, laugh as much as you can, give yourself permission to discover a new way of life and remember that this is a strange adventure that we will remember living through for the rest of our lives. For example, this was my yesterday:
I have a bunch of drawings I’ve done that I should really be saving for my next coloring book but life is weird right now and I think we all need a distraction so I’m going to be sharing a new drawing every week here for awhile that you can print out for free and color if you want to. If you don’t have a printer you can order it on zazzle right here and have it printed on heavy matte paper and color it and hang it on your wall. It’s on sale today.
Here’s this week’s coloring page. Click to embiggen:
It’s gonna be okay. Get those colors out.