Hi Cheverly! I have been an avid journal writer since I was 15 years old. I have a number of my old journals in my library at home and look at them every now and again. They are hands off for everyone else and that was how it has been for my entire life with one exception–my crazy boyfriend at the ripe young age of 30. Somehow he talked me into letting him read a page or two of my thoughts. I must have been incredibly insecure because I handed it over and regretted it the minute it hit his hands. He was shocked by my inner thoughts. And I was shocked that he even questioned me about them. It was as if someone could just see inside my mind and I hated it.
I thought about this memory a week or two ago when I was journaling on this blog- because I felt the exact same way. I let you, my readers, in a little too close and felt the need to shut it down. Here I am again (after a break) to find some middle ground.
My husband is starting week 4 of being at home. I’m entering week 2 for being fully quarantined as I haven’t been anywhere except on a walk at the National Arboretum and to Costco. It seems crazy to even say that. I’m having flashbacks to when I had my boys and I was on maternity leave and I was too afraid to leave the house. My only outings were to the doctor and to the Starbucks drive-thru. Let me tell you, Starbucks sounds really exciting right about now.
Biggest news for the week is that we are enjoying a free week of HBO which means watching the new season 10 of Curb Your Enthusiasm. I’ve also learned a lot of 4th grade educational information in grammar, math and history. I’ve made some cookies to celebrate my birthday and I’ve taken soooo many walks. It’s all up and down for my family right now–and that includes the kids. They have their own emotions about all of this too!
That’s all for now. If you would like to journal about your experience in Cheverly during the COVID crisis, feel free to reach out. Love to you all. Stay safe friends.