For those of us whose mantra is “Life is an Adventure” being confined is a torture. What are you doing to stay positive and hang on to that feeling while self-isolating? How are you dealing with cancellation of activities and trips?
If I stop to muse, I get very sad – my little adventures with my young grandsons have stopped for now, my annual trips to favorite places are cancelled for this year, our long-anticipated trip to the Passion Play is postponed to 2022, and our autumn road trip with friends is in doubt. So, I try to not dwell on those.
I find that the improving weather helps – I go out and walk my neighborhood every day and really observe what is there, admiring blooming trees, emerging gardens, even kitschy yard art along the way. And I try to spend 2 hours in my own gardens working, then I sit quietly on the patio to enjoy the result.
And I guess learning to participate in my formerly face-to-face volunteer activities remotely is a sort of adventure – it surely has challenged my mind and my tech skills.
But I haven’t yet resorted to the cleaning and sorting of stuff that seems to be popular among my friends and neighbors – if this goes on….
What are you doing for adventure these days?