a day in the life: a slight return

“Self-care is how you take your power back.”

– Lalah Delia

From a short break I return! A break, for once, not brought on by my own illness, but on the one my wife and two of my sons have been afflicted with over the past week.

Yes, the dreadful and divisive covid finally made its way into my home. I’m surprised it has taken this long, with my wife working in healthcare. She’s not vaccinated (yet) because she’s been pregnant and just gave birth to my 4-month-old son, who is also, for obvious reasons, not vaccinated. My 5-year-old son is also not vaccinated. So, I’ve spent the better part of a week…well, just doing the best I can.

This is in no way meant to, or is going to be, a commentary on the vaccine. For or against. At the same time, I do not have anything in particular on my mind other than being thankful I have returned to a state of “mental normalcy”. And I’m not talking about “mental normalcy” from the symptoms of bipolar disorder.

I had to look for some mental clarity after the real symptoms of the very-real virus began to roll back their lock on my family. And I’m still looking.

I’ve spent the last two days in a complete fog of exhaustion, not sure if I would ever get out of it. I’m starting to feel better after a very much needed “unplugging” and “rebooting”. I’m still not at 100%, but the importance of self-care as a tool in maintaining all aspects of life has never been clearer.

I hope it’s something I’m able to remember.

“Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia From a short break I return! A break, for once, not brought on by my own illness, but on the one my wife and two of my sons have been afflicted with over the past week. Yes, the dreadful and divisive covid finally made…

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