Moving forward however we can

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

This is a pretty sound quote from the fuzzy-haired genius himself. It’s very similar, or at least to me, reminding me of the famous quote from Dr. Martin Luther King: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Moving forward, especially right now, is the only thing we can do. We have to take each day at a time, even if it’s hour by hour or second by second. What’s important in time of adversity, is not to let it beat us. That, or if it is going to, not go down without one hell of a fight.

I don’t want the latter. I want to keep moving forward and come out the other side. This pandemic, especially now in the UK with a second lockdown and cases soaring higher than they were in the first wave, is scary. Since March, I’ve pretty much become a recluse to the outside world. I stay home, I write, I exercise, I read. I watch series and do what I can to take care of myself. But outside? No, it’s just not safe. Then again, inside might not be safe either if someone brings the virus into the house.

This is the very real and rational worry to contend with, so I find distraction works for me.

Deadly virus sweeping the globe? Have you considered knitting?

Constant news updates? Here’s a YouTube video on unsolved mysteries.

Deaths hitting 50,000+? Here’s a book to take your mind off it while you hope to God you’re not next.

As bad taste as that may sound, that’s one of the only ways I can deal with these circumstances.

Given this is a virus that is ten times deadlier than the flu, I need the jab every year because I’m asthmatic, which I have done again this year through a drive-through at a GP surgery due to the restrictions. I have actually caught flu despite having my jab, as ones I’ve had can protect against getting the absolute worst of it, but not against it altogether. Even then, I was in bed and felt truly awful. So if I catch COVID19 God forbid, the very real possibility of ending up in hospital, on a ventilator or worse, is enough to keep me inside.

I try my best to keep my mind off it, but obviously, it’s always there. That worry. That ‘what if?’ So I try to keep myself distracted where I can. That’s how I’m trying to move forward right now. Distract, write, more distracting, more writing, get medicine and groceries and wash and sanitise the living daylights out of my hands.

It’s a scary time for all of us right now. But as the one thing we can do amidst the insane anxiety, is keeping moving forward in whichever way we can.


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12 thoughts on “Moving forward however we can

  1. I haven’t shared this on my blog, but just recently I got very sick and had a positive test result for Covid-19. It was a very scary time for us! I don’t have any underlying health conditions but I was still more sick than I have ever been. My husband almost took me to the hospital on day four. Now, I’ve been off quarantine for about a week, and am suffering extreme fatigue and a bit of brain fog. In any case, I share this with you just to reaffirm your decision to be super careful and stay at home. My husband and I let our guard down and decided to take a road trip…and picked up Covid-19 on the way home. I wish we would have just stayed quarantined. Stay safe, Miss Violet…eventually this too shall pass and the world will go back to some semblance of normal. Much love, my friend ❤

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    1. Oh God Nora I’m so sorry! 😔 I’m really glad you recovered, I can only imagine how scary that must have been for you and your husband.
      It’s not easy, having to go into sex blogging and Erotica writing full time with it being such a niche, but there’s hardly any jobs anywhere right now, and the ones I have applied for have been rejected due to lack of job security.
      My parents think they may have already had it in March, as they were feeling very similar to you for months afterwards. They’re shielding and have been since then as Mum is considered high-risk for the virus.
      We can only do we can and hope that we don’t get it. You two take care of yourselves ❤️ Much love to you too ❤️ xx

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      1. I can imagine! D: The closest I can empathise was when I caught Scarlet Fever back in 2017, never been so ill in my life and like yourself, nearly ended up in hospital. I’m glad you’re both able to put it behind you too and you can rest and recover now. xx And thank you! Xoxo

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    1. Thank you Michael ❤ You too with you and your family ❤ You're right, it's not 100% protection but it's the best I can do right now, bar building my own life on an isolated island xD I can only hope cases go down but given how things are in the UK, that won't be any time soon xx

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  2. sass c.

    I wish I could be a recluse, but my employer considers our office essential even though our industry isn’t. It’s scary being high risk and not having considerations for my health taken seriously. I hope you continue to stay well in the midst of this awful pandemic.

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