Heading into the fall of 2020, Covid was on the rise. I could feel slight waves of anxiety returning. My need to creatively distract myself surged. This time I wanted to take more of a grandparent/senior approach. What better way than document my journey with Mark, as we coped with the pandemic? We chose to do 75 video clips Monday to Friday, followed by a weekend blog post reflecting on the week. This was such a fun couple’s project. What made it particularly interesting is that near the end of the project we were moving, mid-pandemic to an area up island, 2 ½ hours away. This move created a storyline climax for the 15 week Rolston series, lol!
After spending a glorious 2021 summer walking the low-tide beaches, my yearning for creative distraction returned in September. This time I decided to return to blogging on literacy, educational, parenting and lifestyle topics that might appeal to parents, grandparents and teachers. My decision was to post Monday to Friday every day that B.C. schools were in session resulting in 180 blog posts.
What were the Positives and the Negatives?
There were more positives than negatives. Now that I have completed 116 blog posts, exceeding my previous accomplishment of 100 blogs, overall, I can proudly say that the process builds writing skills while offering a healthy creative distraction. Here are some of the specific positives and negatives: