The talk is all over my news feed, and it’s true. I’m not alone. These days it seems to be a real challenge to maintain focus on whatever task I should be doing. I find myself standing in the kitchen sometimes, wondering what I was about to do. Do you feel this way?
I swear, I cannot take any more death. I cried all night last night upon learning that another friend had passed away. I have no idea whether it was from the virus, old age, or something else. I don’t know why it hit me so hard, I think it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The news made me mourn everyone we’ve lost for the past two months, I finally cracked. I had been wondering why I had not cried over the loss of closer friends and acquaintances, I think it’s because the quantity of loss was staggering, I could not wrap my mind around it. It’s no wonder we can’t focus. Our minds are shot.
Most of my writings about all this are in my journals and on Medium, but I thought I’d share why I’ve been feeling so scattered these days, so that you might understand yourself why you all might be feeling the same way. I think it’s getting close to time for a break. I’m so glad we are still going on our girl’s trip. I for one feel like I need it.
Can you relate? Let me know how you are feeling in the comments. Also, there is a place to put your thoughts if you are a writer looking for a caring community. It’s called Her Stories Writers-you can find them on Facebook. It is a place for Gen-X women to come together and share their stories, especially now. Of course, Medium has lots of publications for you to join as well. Find a tribe, people. It helps. 🙂
3 thoughts on “Focusing is Challenging These Days”
You know it’ll only get to you if you let it. How did folks manage during WWII, with the blitz, with invasions, with occupations, with the Holocaust. You accept it, then you look beyond it.
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I understand that I just don’t ever want to become numb or callused due to overwhelming death you know?
Good advice, it will only get to you if you let it? Let go and let God! Take a little bit of sabatical from social media? Sorry for yet another loss. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for you and his other friends and family! I am so ready for this girl’s trip!
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