What do you do when in the aftermath of a bomb cyclone? Now there is a question I wouldn’t have known to even pose a week ago. I first read about bomb cyclones when hearing about the weather in the northwest section of the United States. Bottom line it results in high winds and heavy rain. On Tuesday night the wind howled, the rain poured, the power and internet were severed where we live.
It took 48 hours before our small town of under 7,000 people was reconnected. We are one of the extremely fortunate, since we have a generator that kicks in as soon as the power goes off. We are also fortunate, other than some cleanup in the yard our home wasn’t damaged. However, this storm has made me acutely aware of how very dependent I am on the internet. If we didn’t have a backup power resource, I would find handwork to do. Instead, I am spending time in the studio piecing Celestial Celebration or in my study, penning my post for when the internet returns.
Time to Pivot
How ironic that at the start of the pandemic pivoting meant going from in person events to virtual events. There is nothing like being cut off from the virtual world, to discover just how dependent I have become on it to feel connected to others. Here I am, fortunate to come through the bomb cyclone unscathed, in a home with a generator, and unscheduled time to work in the studio, but I can’t concentrate. C’est la vie, n’est pas?
How do you push through your self made emotional hurdles?
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.