Routine is good and can be a welcomed constant when life in unpredictable. Do you think there’s ever a time when being in a groove is not good? Have you ever noticed that no matter how bad things get, humans have the ability to find a silver lining in the most dire circumstances? Perhaps we possess an indomitable desire to refuse to lose or admit defeat. Life these days is nothing short of navigating chaos as seen in failing school systems, health care disparities, untrustworthy information sources and, of course misgovernment—just to name a few.
One blessing or positive takeaway resulting from the Pandemic has been a spirit of inventiveness exuding from being abruptly thrown into the unexpected. Before March 2020 most of us never imagined we’d be in such a dramatic life-changing situation! These stretches out of our comfort zone have been catastrophic—there is no way to process the enormous losses that have occurred and I won’t even try. We have been forced to come up with new ways of thinking, doing, producing, communicating, living. Yet, because of COVID there have been new markets for designer masks along with other creative business startups, renewed focus on healthcare research, boons in video communications, huge changes in our relationships and family dynamics, and so on. Shaking things up is unsettling and nothing is ever the same afterwards. This is the mark of chaos. Comments are always welcome.