Toilet paper is flying off the shelves, businesses are being forced to close, and schools have shut their doors. And we all have to admit, things have become quite scary for the average American family. Scared not only for our health but for the uncertainty of our economy and what that means for not only small businesses but for those who also work for larger companies as well.
Even as I fear for my own families health and the sustainability of my own business. I continue to do the best I can. I mean that's all we can do right? So instead of worrying what the future will hold, I am making the most of what I have right now.
Of course, I can't help but laugh as I write this...I mean I am in the middle of what they say is one of the top most stressful things you will do in your life... buying a house and moving. (And they weren't kidding, I think my hair is fully gray now). Between the packing and the sitting and waiting on inspections, appraisals, loans, more appraisals and inspections, lol, I'm ready to be done with it all. I guess it wouldn't be as bad if we were just buying, but we also have to sell our current house as well. So it comes out to double the stress to make sure everything goes smoothly for our buyers of this house as well as the purchasing of our own new home. But no matter how stressful it is, it's worth it. The things I can look forward to with the business and with my family certain out weigh the stresses of home selling and buying.
As for right now, I am enjoying having my kids around. Well, most the time. Lol. Even with the temper tantrums and getting into EVERYTHING, I know these moments will only be temporary and in the blink of an eye they will be trying to get away from mom and dad and rolling their eyes as we ask where they are going. You see, this virus can be made into a positive experience. Make memories with it. Have family game nights. That's what we have done. For the past two nights we have played charades and uno, and let me tell you, charades with a 2 and 7 year old... I don't think I have laughed so hard in my life. Bored during the day? Go on a hike and do a nature scavenger hunt? The kiddos will have fun being outside and some fresh air will help everyone.
As for my business, you may wonder what can be done when stuck at home. Well, for me sadly, I can't do much shooting as my studio is now packed up and ready for our move in a few weeks. But there is still plenty of things I can do. For instance, catching up on my blog, and writing new blog posts, updating my website, and working on honing in my editing and education. You see just like with the family aspect, use this time to do things you normally don't have time for. For me, I still have to work it around my children. But while they are napping, coloring, or playing together, it gives me a little time to do these things.
So we will make it, the virus will eventually pass, and things will go back to normal. Sure things may be a little harder for everyone when this virus is over, but if you work hard and keep your spirits up, you will be fine.
So as I end this post. I want to wish you all good luck with your endeavors. And pray you all stay healthy and safe from this Virus.