As An Artist, and with this Pandemic, What Have I Learned?

Hi guys… so with this ongoing situation of being on lockdown here in Trinidad and all around the world, you tend to or have no choice but to learn things about yourself as well as about the people or person you’re locked up with. Unfortunately for some, the situation has not been very nice and we have had a few cases of domestic violence but overall most people have been pretty low keyed. I knew a lot about my husband so that was fine, but as he now has to work from home….I don’t know how his admin assistant handles it. He will call your name a hundred times. But I cut that down..especially based on the way I responded so it’s not so bad now.

What did I learn about myself….that I’m very accommodating with any situation and I adapt quickly. I may not like change initially especially if t means I’m losing out on my freedom or independence but give me some time to think about it, then I will most likely be reasonable and go along, but don’t tell me what to do. That won’t work.

I also learned with this lockdown, that I accept the idea of death easily. Most people are afraid to die, I am not…my only issue with death is that I don’t want to die painfully…so with all the news being about the large number of deaths, it doesn’t bother me hearing this on a daily basis but my husband can’t handle it for too long or if at all so we have to change the channel.

I hate to cook but i’ll clean so thank God no one expected me to be suddenly the key chef. In fact everyone cooks on designated days and I am the chief washer upper and I’m great with that. When you have a house with millennials you have to set the expectations and roster or else they will do nothing, especially the boys. My boy does his part and so does everyone else so things are running pretty smoothly. I am so glad. I do hear some grumblings between the siblings because one is very fussy so every noise disturbs her but when she is making noise it’s alright…sigh. I stay out of that.

I can stick to an exercise regime every day for 3 days without making excuses because as we’re home we tend to eat more and the weight climbs on so you gotta do something about it. So people I’ve learned that I can stay positive through the worst of situations once I can keep busy doing something creative…like blogging and that despite all the bad going on around I can still see the good in it because it is brining families together, it’s changing how we see our planet and each other, it’s brining out the best in most people and it’s teaching us that we can work from home and thereby cut down the amount of traffic and stress that we workers go through daily in trying to get to work and lastly that technology is our friend and not our enemy.

What have yu learned about yourself or your roommate(s)?

P.S. I’m still trying to decide if to merge this site with my art site and stay focused and a Lifestyle and art blog. Trying to figure out which is best to keep…the “.com” or the “.org” site…sigh. Later people

Published by Gail Francis

Hi, I'm a mother of four, one boy and three girls ranging in ages from 26yrs to 22yrs. I own my own business that I run with my husband and we have no pets. We've had a variety of pets from dogs, cats fish etc, but things go wrong when we have pets so we decided that we are not pet people. I'm a creative person and I love to learn and share what I learn. Watercolour painting is my great love. I dream of having my art appreciated and hung on the walls of homes, offices, churches, anywhere that people can view them and start up a conversation about them. So that's a little about me, come peruse more of my site and ENJOY!!!

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