I have slowly started to get back my knitting enthusiasm. I’m using my knitting to find some balance. Lately I feel like I’m all over the place, can’t focus on one thing and then forget what I was going to do when I got distracted. So I’ve been trying to slow down and focus on one thing at a time and try my best to do it well. I’ll work on syllabus prep and then reward myself with a bit of knitting or a little time playing video games. I’ve found that over the last five months while sheltering in place my attention span is all over the place and focus has been so difficult. I’m trying my best to get used to this being the very weird new normal.
School started this week for faculty, we’ve been meeting and prepping and getting ready for the new year. All my courses are now going to be taught online, our university just didn’t think it could open to undergrads from all over the country with this virus still running rampant. I’ve got a little less stress by not being in the classroom but honestly, COVID-19 gives me a lot of anxiety. For now, my husband and immediate family are all healthy and doing well, but I just feel so angry at how all of this has been managed. So I will just continue to knit on and hope that things get better.