Dutch Lock Down Day Thirty One

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I figured out today, entirely on accident, that if I have one hand in the garden, playing with dirt, while on a difficult phone call, I can deal.

It helps that it was very sunny and relatively warm – a balmy twelve degrees.

But I knew I had said difficult call appointment this morning and so when I went outside with the kids, I immediately started weeding.

I lost track of time.

And then my cell rang.

But first the news:

Oh, right, THAT call.

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Actually, THOSE calls.

I had two appointments, but I was particularly anxious about the first one – with the company doctor.

And it was fine.

Cause I was gardening the whole time.

And then I had an appointment with my therapist.

And it was fine.

Cause I was gardening the whole time.

And I didn’t go on a walk AT ALL today.

But it was fine.

Cause I was gardening SO MUCH that I got over twelve THOUSAND steps.

I can tell I’m getting more resilient, though, not just cause I handled those calls with ease, but also because I handled social engagements well.

A thirty minute chat with one person. A WhatsApp with another. A video chat with another. A longer video chat with a group of friends.

Any one of these interactions were taxing last week or the week before.

Tonight I’m energized.

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I hope this resiliency lasts.

And I hope you’re figuring things out, too, Warriors.

It’s been a little over four weeks. And it’s going to be who knows how many more.

And it’ll be fine.

I hope.