I started this blog the day the shelter in place mandate took effect here in San Francisco, and the original intent was to blog daily for the length of that first mandate (21 days). As it was extended, I decided to continue for another 21 days. Today, at the end of those 21 days, the mandate was officially extended to May 30.
So, my question to myself is, what comes next? I had hoped initially this diary would cover a month or two, at most, but at this rate it will be a minimum of 10 weeks, and most likely it will be more.
Diaries are personal by nature, and I’ve certainly shared with you many of the things I’ve been going through as I navigate through these unfamiliar waters. But I’m also mindful that in making a diary public, I don’t want it to just be about me – my hope is that my entries provide readers an interesting point of departure, or a new perspective, or a laugh, or a moment of reflection, or a brief distraction, or a comforting, daily constant.
My question to you: should I extend my daily blogging until May 30?
I know I know, that’s a question I should really answer for myself, but I just couldn’t resist putting it out there.
My task: answer a long and involved email from a friend who is struggling with a relationship during this lockdown. It’s a lot to think about and I’ve been hesitating to answer because I don’t know if I can be helpful in any way. (Not done yet, although I have a few hours before bed…)