A changed way of life

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I don’t think I can write a blog right now and not include something about COVID-19. This has been an interesting season. Hard. Different. Lonely. Fearful. Trusting. Joyful. Slow. And many more adjectives.

Working on a college campus has meant that a lot of things in my every day life have changed. Students are no longer on campus as they are home learning remotely. I thrive on interactions with students and making their living on campus good. That’s gone. Plus, I’m working remotely at the moment, so my kitchen table has become my new work station.

Living by myself means that my personal life hasn’t changed that much though. My evenings are roughly the same. I still call and skype friends. I attend my normal Bible Study (via Zoom now). Take care of my house, watch TV, and read.

The biggest change I’ve experienced is the one in my head and heart. I’ve always been fearful of being left alone. I love my alone time, but don’t ultimately want to not have people. I normally see my family once a week. It’s now been three weeks since I’ve been home and I’m ok. One of my top love languages is physical touch and it’s been three weeks since I’ve had a hug and I’m ok. I’ve realized that in this new “normal” the Lord has allowed me to face some fears and pointed out that I’m ok. He is sustaining me.

“But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

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