Creative writing during a pandemic

It has been a challenge to sit down and write meaningful prose the past six weeks while in lock-down. 

I updated my wellness journal and my diary aka journal of the incidental and mundane.

I attempted to write intelligent essay answers for the final exam in a course I just completed. Yuck.

I had a bout of observational wisdom to record how I had been feeling the past few weeks.

“Self-isolation and #stayhome decrees during a pandemic are easy adjustments for an introvert agoraphobe”

— Little Blonde Jots, April 19, 2020

little blonde jots tag about pandemic and introverts

Little Blonde Jots

If you appreciate shorter bursts of observational wisdom, you might like the Little Blonde Jots photo series.

Other than coping with pandemic logistics, hosting family, working remotely and still enjoying a paycheque, I have been watching as many TV comedies as possible. (Meander over to Deep Blonde Thoughts for a recent update). 

Most evenings, the Tabby Cat would join me on the couch for chin scratches and tummy rubs. I enjoy her company, patting her soft fur while contemplating our circumstances during commercial breaks. It is quite interesting to see how the advertising has changed for companies like fast food restaurants and car manufacturers.

It’s amazing how much we realize we can do without regarding luxuries and distractions. By doing groceries and cooking healthy meals at home, we are saving a lot of money by not ordering in. I feel bad about the beauty salons, bars and restaurants that are suffering losses but I know I can do without these things AND avoid possible transmission of the virus.

tabby cat lounging on the couch

Tabby Cat says “Could you keep the laughter down a bit please?”

We’re doing relatively okay despite world health conditions and having to endure repetitive reports of the tragic news out of Nova Scotia.

I hope you are okay. Thanks for dropping by. Take care of yourself and loved ones.




About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother, Grandmother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel in 2011 under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, community volunteer, Archives and Records Management graduate, and long-time IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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