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Making Lemonade

  • September 21, 2020
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I was upset that the class I signed up for screwed up my registration so I couldn’t get into the online room in time. The class was supposed to give me purpose for the next three months. But then an online acquaintance contacted me, and we’re going to give being study buddies a chance.

My takeaway is this: So the thing we had our hearts set on didn’t happen? Figure out another way.

I’m reading a lot of blogs where the writer says things are too heavy in the world and they’re not writing right now. Fair enough. Neither am I.

But we still need a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Find something. For me, it’s learning a foreign language, something that poses a huge challenge for someone who is hard-of-hearing. I’ve never had an affinity for learning languages and I have no idea what makes me think this one will be different. But I like the way it wakes up my brain even though I’m so, so slow learning basic words. I still can’t string a sentence together, but so what? I’ll get there when I get there, and in the meantime there’s an alertness in my thoughts that hasn’t been around much in these stressful times.

The writing will come back. The world will turn on again.

Photo by Charity Beth Long on Unsplash

2 Comments
  • Lydia • September 21, 2020 at 7:53 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more!

    And, yes, it’s so important to find another way if your original plan didn’t work out.

  • J. M. Levinton • September 21, 2020 at 8:15 am

    🙂

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