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Daily Dose of inspiration during this time

With the need to self-quarantine to help #flattenthecurve to help deal with the #novelcoronavirus pandemic, I thought that I would start sharing daily quotes from pop-open cards’ shine edition.

Today’s quote:

“Let nothing dim the light that shines from within”—Maya Angelou

This quote resonates with me today, as I’m also trying to figure out what the next step is in my career, and what I want to be doing with the rest of my life.

I know that these times are crazy, troublesome, worrisome, and all other thoughts and feelings. But lets stay in (unless it is absolutely necessary to go out—i.e. getting groceries, medications, or possibly a short stroll through the neighborhood with the dog—but remember to keep at least six feet between you and everyone else), that way we (hopefully) won’t be overwhelming the medical community as they deal with daily influxes of people with severe coronavirus symptoms.

Also lets give science some breathing room—yes, we need a vaccine and treatments for the virus, but I would prefer both coming within the normal window for the areas—which means at least a year from now. Anything sooner, and it may help or it may be adding even more problems into the mix.

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Is there a reboot button or a return button for 2020?

So entering week 2 of the self-quarantine period due to the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus. Though truthfully, I’ve only been out of the house probably a total of a dozen times or so since early December (and only seven of those times were purposefully around other people)—the other six (or more) have been walks at Boomer, and I’ve only nodded, smiled, or said hello to people.

I’ve realized that while I don’t mind staying around the house (and I didn’t realize how close to being totally burnt out at work I was until I started my reboot break), I truthfully don’t like being told I have too—but I’m going to, because I would like the pandemic to be brought under control.

So what are some of the things that I’m going to be doing during this up coming week?

Cleaning, organizing, and getting rid of things from my bedroom (which also serves as my exercise room, my office, and my zen space)

Filing my taxes—yes there has been an extension, but if you’re going to get money back—why wait longer than you already have?

Organizing all my digital photos—getting rid of the really blurry ones, and then creating folders for all the others. I’m thinking that since most of my pictures are of different birds—I’m going to aim at keeping fifty to seventy-five photos (per year). For the trips I’ve taken—I’ll only get rid of the really blurry photographs.

Continue working on my afghan

Continue with a daily workout schedule (I’m back on doing Morning Meltdown 100 after a two day break).

Continue trying to brainstorm ideas for the blog, and continue journaling in general

Reading

Working through various e-courses that I’ve bought

Ask two or three people what they think my top five skills are

Try to actually then make a daily schedule that I will hopefully keep with so that I can start getting quite a bit more accomplished each day

Finally continue working on trying to figure out what I want to do with my life

Also remember that while it is a pain to be “stuck” in the house now–if we all do our part, the time required will go quickly. If people continue to ignore the request–the time will continue to drag on.

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