April 1, 2020 – Day three of Shelter in Place:

I had truly hoped that today the government would announce that this has all been a big April fool’s joke. A huge conspiracy with all governments worldwide finally working together for a big HAHA we got you suckers! But no, it’s not a joke, it’s seriously another day in lock-down. My alarm woke me up at 6:00 am but I again ignored it and got up at 8:00 am. Joined the kids for a 30-minute workout in the gym then took it outside (as in on the porch) for a 30-minute bike ride. Exercise for the day: Done!

I wouldn’t want you to think that all I do is exercise but it is kind of the main activity of the day. I’m usually done by 11 to 11:30 which is just in time to take a shower and plop in front if the TV for the daily Press Conference. Then it’s time to prepare lunch which can be anything from an elaborate meal prepared together with my daughter, leftovers from a previous elaborate meal, or a quick avocado wrap. By the time lunch is cooked, eaten and everything cleaned up it’s usually 3 in the afternoon; a good time to start the Netflix marathon till news at 8 pm, another round of Netflix and then bedtime. That’s pretty much the day in a nutshell. Sometimes it’s my Kindle instead of Netflix and other times (not often enough regretfully) I sit down to write, but that’s pretty much the routine.

Contemplating this new Corona life

I thought a lockdown would be the ideal time for me to completely seclude myself for a few hours and get some writing done but I can’t seem to get myself there. My mind is all over the place, I can’t sit still and focus. At the moment I prefer to be around my family in a flurry of activity than alone in a room with a laptop. Hopefully I’ll find my inner peace soon because this thing could drag on for another two weeks or even more. I know that once I get the flow going I could sit and write for hours, but right now I just can’t do it. Maybe I’m subconsciously fighting it. I feel more secure in my ‘I don’t have time to sit down and write’ world than in this ‘I have nothing but time to write’ reality. So today, I took some time to take in my surroundings, count my blessings, quiet my mind and wait for the flow to come…

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