40+FAB Blog

These four walls

The thought of being locked up in a confined space with limited access to the outside world and all it’s freedom can be a bit daunting. That situation is reserved for prisoners we may say, however, we have been forced to live through it over the last few months.

One thing about the human mind though is it’s resilience and ability to adapt, especially when it focusses on what is essential. I thought the pace of life would slow down during this time, and it seemed to for a while, but just like the calm before the storm it was just the precursor to an unusually busy season.

We have found ways to meet, work, and even party from the confines of our homes, this has led to working and socialising for possibly longer hours than we usually would when we were able to get out and about.

Writer Doris Betts said, “All one needs to write a story is one feeling and four walls.” When it comes down to it, we create our own story, our reality, our coping strategies while we are confined within these four walls. This is not a time to despair, but rather to let your creativity run wild as you dream up new ways to live and be fulfilled.