The past few days I have been spending a lot more time than normal reading the news and checking social media. (Pretty sure we all have!)
There is so much happening so fast.
While I don’t personally feel any fear or panicked anxiety about the COVID-19 virus and its implications, I do feel very drawn to social media, the news, and to watch what is happening through these live feeds.
A few things that I am focusing on in light of the current events:
1. Batch processing news and social media to avoid becoming anxious or paralyzed from the firehose.
2. Prepare for the worst and begin to take action now.
3. Create and publish more.
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As we all step toward physical isolation, a lot of my social feeds and group text threads have become alive and active in a new way and I am so thankful for the connectedness that we all are able to participate in.
Which is why I feel an an increased focus to create, make, and share more — even though it may feel trite in context to the crisis in our midst.
Yes, it is difficult to focus on just about anything else right now.
I believe creating and doing what you do best has two positive byproducts:
For one, creating and making will help you stay positive.
Moreover, what you create and share will be helpful for all of us who are around you. We need your art, your ideas, and your thoughts now more than ever.
Right now we are feeling just how small the world is and how connected we all are to one another.
That feeling of connectedness is a wonderful thing (even though it is being driven by a global crisis).
So, instead of shying away from creating because it doesn’t seem right, I believe it is all the more necessary that we create and share.
One way I am going to start is simply by trying to share more of my photography and more stories here on my personal website. What about you?