Balance is a good thing. It’s not easy to achieve, in fact it’s one of the most difficult things to do in this day and age. If one is a writer, then obtaining some sort of work/life/writing balance can be very difficult.
As things return to some sort of normality here (one hopes) finding balance is even more difficult. But the most difficult thing of all has been self care and how to balance it. I haven’t been very good at that lately. As a result, I’ve suffered. Being isolated and unable to contact the people I usually spend time with has been the greatest loss I’ve experienced in my life.
I have also felt the worst I’ve felt in my life and my physical health has been suffering as a result. I’m turning the corner to improving the situation, but it’s going to be a long road. I’m on medication now too (which my body is still trying to get used to).
But without my writing I think I would have been in a worse situation than I am in now. My writing gives me something to get up for each morning. That in itself is worth everything. So, as restrictions ease, let’s hope I can keep positive and move forward. Let’s hope things for me get back to what they were soon. I know things will be different. But not being isolated will mean I can achieve a better balance. That’s the hope.