What you’re Doing Right Now…

… is important. And no, I don’t mean reading my blog. While it’s gratifying to me that you are reading it, that’s not exactly what I mean.

I’ve seen some memes on Facebook with the theme of “If you don’t come out of this lockdown with a new skill or having learned something it doesn’t mean you’ve lacked time, it means you lacked motivation.”

Now, for some, this may be true. I know I’ve taken time lately to attend several webinars and have recently finally gotten around to signing up for the Khan Academy (currently working my way through the circulatory system). But, and I want to stress this, EVERYONE is different.

Recently I got a Facebook message from a close friend, “Hey, can I call you?” We spoke for 45 minutes. Between the usual shit going on her life, just everything else was getting to her.

My wife and I are fortunate, our kids are older and can pretty much handle their own schooling on their own. And we both are still working, so finances are not a problem.

But, I know others, who for example have grammar school children at home who are suddenly thrust into becoming full-time teachers. I know others who have lost, or shortly will lose their jobs. They’re getting by day by day.

Some folks are taking walks to cope. Others baking (it’s one of my coping mechanisms, has been since college) to cope.

Some are just getting by.

But for all of us, what we’re doing right now is important, to us. So please don’t be quick to judge others for what they are or are not accomplishing. And, IF you can, be there for others. And if you need to, ask others for support.

We’re all in this together.

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