Self Quarantine 2020
Wow it seems like I haven’t posted in forever! It’s hard to keep all the balls in the air, and seems harder the older I get. Well, like most of you, I’ve been staying home, in self quarantine, 99% of the time for the last 2 months or so. I’m very lucky that I live in the country so I don’t really feel cooped up. Normally working from home helps too, I like being home anyway. The downside is that all of my artisan coops, and shows, are closed or cancelled. Not too many opportunities to make a living. Although many states, including mine, are slowly opening back up, I think we are not going to see a robust economy anytime soon.
I’m in the age group that is most at risk, so I’m not keen on returning to life on the outside, as it were. In the meantime, I’ll be focusing on gardening.. if spring ever actually arrives. I’ve also started to grow micro greens and sprouts at home. It’s fairly easy, and provides fresh greens even in winter. It only takes a few minutes a day and is well worth it. My daughter is home from Boston for the duration, so I’m enjoying caring for her again after having an empty nest for a number of years.
It’s not all bad for me, but I know I’m very lucky. I am worried that the artisan cooperatives wont’ survive this pandemic. We rely heavily on tourism here and that’s just not going to happen this year. Like many self employed & artists, I’m wondering how I’m going to reinvent myself, and if I have the energy to do that yet again. It’s not easy to figure out where and how to focus one’s energy at a time like this. Possibly clear out my studio and have a destash sale? Work on getting the website really humming along? Retire? Idk….
I hope this post finds you all safe and healthy, keep up the good fight!
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