I couldn’t make you a quilt or stitch together a shirt. My sewing talents could be labeled as “Amateur, but can get things done if needed.” Well, we hit the “get things done if needed” part when COVID-19 made its way to the Sunshine Coast BC.
Physical distancing has given my husband more time to explore his creative side. Here’s how he has progressed in learning bass in the past month!
It’s easy for us on the Coast to be lulled into a sense of false security. We are only feeling the gusts and pitter-patter of light rain as the hurricane slowly makes its way to our slice of paradise. It would be easy for us to be lulled into the idea that COVID-19 won’t come here. We may even step out in the middle of the storm, thinking that it is all clear. That freight train has passed. We will miss the signs that it is about to hit us harder than we know.
“Am I enough?” For years, my answer to this question was “no.” It didn’t matter what I was measuring – bravery, courage, smarts, sex appeal – the answer was “nope, negatory, next question.” Well, until last Saturday.
When I first started volunteering at Arrowhead Clubhouse, I thought it was a way for me to benefit others with my expertise or abilities. I thought I was helping them. That’s not true. I volunteer for a completely different reason. A selfish reason.
COVID-19 has led to some hard discussions. Discussions we would have had if we had a storefront. Decisions that would have had to be made if we were brick and mortar. And, it gave us a taste of what our future dream would hold on a challenging day. Thank you, COVID-19.