April, May, June, July...Hope.
Updated: 4 days ago
This is my first post in four months. For the most part, my partner and I have been living in the realty of the pandemic - social isolation!
Our days have a certain flow, a routine, that I have grown fond of. We wake early, and have coffee outside on the back porch. We each have our daily journals. I use a Passion Planner. I started using a Passion Planner years ago, and I have never found a planner as good as this one.
Something amazing happens when you decided how you are going to spend your day in advance. By doing our planners in the morning, we make sure that our days have substance. My partner has turned our back porch into a little slice of heaven with potted plants in painted pots. New Mexico always gives us a beautiful sunrise. After coffee, we go into our separate offices to work and study, meet back up for lunch, and repeat the same thing again until dinner. Having a sense of independence is important, as it's just been the two of us for many months.
Staying focused, making each day count, planning for the future - these small acts of mindfulness give me hope.