Explaining my Lapse in Posts

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It was Covid.

Omicron, I’m pretty sure.

It didn’t hit hard … at first …

But the effects seemed to compound and double every day, and everyone in my family got it.

Then, the physical symptoms faded …

But that brain fog is no joke!

And one of my family members needed some special care, and a visit to the hospital, because he couldn’t keep food or water down for several days.

It’s been a bit of a trip.

So, I’m feeling like we’re getting back to normal now …

And I’m hoping to get back on my schedule of posting twice a week here.

Covid hit our family within about a week of the New Year.

My boys were the first with symptoms … and it made the rounds pretty quickly.

It did more than hit physically, though …

And the timing just knocked my goals and resolutions for a loop.

  • Making videos on YouTube.
  • Posting on Medium.
  • Writing posts here.
  • Working on some of my long-term writing goals.

All out the window.

A little bit discouraging, to be honest.

And yet …

I am so grateful, and I hope that doesn’t sound trite or cliche after what might have sounded like a bit of complaining.

I really am.

During the lowest points, I caught a glimpse of how bad it could have been …

How bad it could be but for that simple and undeserved thing called grace.

I don’t deserve for our family to be well and happy more than any other family …

And I know some families are suffering deeply right now.

And if you’re one of those people suffering …

Or if you have family members struggling — whether with Covid or its after-effects or some other thing — my thoughts are with you, and my prayers as well.

Don’t expect too much of yourself …

Offer yourself grace during this time.

God knows we all need a little more of it.

And also a little more compassion and extra care — for yourself, for your loved ones.

If you’re in a funk, listen to some good music, read a great book, watch a fun movie …

Or just sleep if that’s what your body needs.

So, those New Year resolutions are gone with the wind …

Who’s to say we can’t make resolutions on January 26th?

Or February first?

Or August 18th?

And maybe, toss those resolutions out the window and just take it one day at a time.

Here’s to grace!

And to taking it one day at a time.

Published by Bonita Jewel

A writer and editor with nearly 20 years of experience, Bonita Jewel loves helping others weave words into beautiful things. Her blog offers insights on creativity, editing, the writing process, and reading to become a better writer. A few recurring themes you might notice in her work include belonging, identity, purpose, humans as creative beings, and the power of story. Contact Bonita for your next writing or editing project: https://bonitajewel.com/ Or connect with her on social media... Facebook: /BonitaJewelAuthor Instagram: @bonitajewel Twitter: @bonita_jewel

2 thoughts on “Explaining my Lapse in Posts

  1. Thank God you and family are recovering from Covid. 🤗🙏

    Can you tell me which is the best app for grammar corrector? Thank you.

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  2. Thank you, Margaret. 🙂
    I might need to get back to you about the best grammar apps. I actually don’t use any, but it would be a good thing to know. I’ll look into it and try to write a post on it soon. Hope you are keeping well!


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