Pandemic Blog Post

I have such an urge to start this blog post much like Star Trek: Captain’s Log, Stardate


I’ve learned a lot so far during this pandemic.

  • Working from home is terrible
  • My Target, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby stores, a mere twenty-minute drive from home, are now off-limits because they’re in Massachusetts. I don’t live or work in Massachusetts, therefore I am not allowed
  • I am not normally a hugger, but for some strange reason, need hugs
  • I never realized how itchy my face is until I was instructed not to touch my face

On a more serious note, let’s talk about gratitude. I am one of those super-annoying, optimistic people who are grateful for the little things daily. I take way too much time to smell the roses (more like photographing them). Perhaps this is why I can deal with the pandemic a bit better than the masses.

I don’t mind being stuck at home because a lot of my hobbies can take place at home – reading, watching films, listening to records and crafting. Also, two of my favorite things – my husband and my dog, are at home as well! I just paid my husband the highest accolade by saying there is no one else I would rather love spending a pandemic quarantine with than him. Take that Hallmark!

However, the weather is not making it easy to stay home during the pandemic. I realize this is April showers time, so I should expect gray days and rain. But boy, could we get some sun?! We were able to take advantage of the last sunny day. We cleaned and opened up the patio and maybe next time we can turn the dirt over in the garden and plant some seeds. I am eager to just sit on the patio at breakfast with my morning coffee and a journal. 

Falling asleep has become a challenge because I am not at work. Most days at work, I am running up and down stairs, walking to and from two buildings and lifting 50-pound bins. It is like an extra workout. I guess that really does tire me out by the end of the day. Never did realize that! It makes me think that my next blog post should be a list of how to create and stay in a routine during the pandemic. Might just do that!

Reading has become a challenge because I can’t quite concentrate. I thought that through the pandemic I would be very efficient. I might be cleaning the house or the attic. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. I was texting with my aunt from California and she commented on that exact topic. She feels the same way as I do. She isn’t getting anything done either! I am lacking my normal drive and incentives.

For now, we are resting, doing some research on Ancestry.com and hoping to surprise a family member with drive-by birthday wishes. That will be the highlight of this Sunday at home! 

What Blog?

Life gets pretty hectic, right? On the main page of this website I have a nice graphic that says READ MY BLOG!! Well as I am scrolling through my blog I see only photos with brief headlines or sentences!! I must write more!! NaNoWriMo is coming up real soon. And, I am super excited that my library is offering a dedicated time slot for writing. We know that nothing creative ever gets done at home!! When I go, I might just do some blogging or at least think of something to write about! Perhaps I will dust off my old notebook with the pretty floral cover, which is full of unfinished stories based on my photography? Ugh, so many creative projects and not enough hours in the day!

I recently attended a brand therapy event at my library hosted by Rachel Dunham.  She was really great. Since I have officially retired from wedding photography, I have really been wondering what to do with my art and all things inspiration. Can I channel it into a new business? I really don’t want to sell my photography since the market is so saturated. Where’s my niche? Is it a book? A journal to inspire others? I kind of like that idea! But where to even begin?!?!

If anything, ’tis the season to figure it out as the daylight is shorter and the temperatures are colder.  I am already thinking about 2020, resolutions and being more productive. 2019 was not my year but I have high hopes for the next one!

Until then….

-Inspired Bald Girl

 

 

New Graphic!

So, I finally revamped my website/blog. For a long time I have wanted to ditch the blog on the main page, but I could never really figure out how to do it! Well, I ordered what had to be the fattest WordPress for Dummies book and found my answer!

I made the front page graphic in Canva.com

If you are not familiar with the website, you HAVE to check it out. I don’t know what the heck I did without it before!! I made a few different designs and finally settled on one.


Current graphic:

I tried this one for a few days, but I didn’t LOVE it: