Never did I realize just how much I’ve taken the normal things in life for granted until March 2020.
Since then, nothing has been normal.
Now that we’re starting to emerge from the gloomy clouds of the ‘demic days, I see signs of hope everywhere.
As I reflect, I saw how the past 12 to 15 months changed me as a writer.
- Provided me with the eye-opening revelation that I really did NOT deal well with stress or pressure. I’ve since learned coping skills to better handle most challenges that come my way.
- This goes hand-in-hand with above. At the start of the ‘demic, anxiety and fears ruled my life which disrupted everything. I went months without being able to focus on writing. Recently, I found that writing through the fears and anxiety actually helped alleviate them. So, instead of allowing fears and anxiety to rule my life, I found ways to utilize the energies behind them and re-direct them into my writing process. By doing so, brought vivid clarity I don’t usually get with just going through the motion of writing.
- The ‘demic kept my guys home for months which also disrupted my normal writing times. There would be days when I’d be so frustrated, they would get the brunt of it. I’ve had to learn better time management which filtered over to the rest of my other daily tasks thus reducing the level of frustration.
What about you? How has the pandemic changed you as a writer?