30 March 2020

Faking It Isn't Making It

We are all navigating this global twist of Fate the best that we can. I hope that wherever you are, you are letting yourself feel moments of strength...and letting yourself fall apart. I hope you're giving yourself grace when you just need to stare out the window for half an hour, as well as a pat on the back when you accomplish something (even if it's just brushing your teeth).

https://twitter.com/science_goddess/status/715185148875055104

This tweet might be from four years ago (full list of tweets from this date here), but it would have suited me to a T today. I went through the motions related to work. I attended meetings online. I organized my calendar for the week. I handled some administrivia, returned phone calls, and tracked some email tasks. I might have solved a problem here or there. But I have to admit that my heart wasn't really in it. I am struggling with all the busy work we are all creating for ourselves. I don't understand why we're so hopelessly committed to making things work like normal when things just aren't normal. So, I will keep plugging along and hope that I can fake it until I make it back to full-strength motivation.

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