“You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.” Og Mandino

Smart and sequestered? We have been asked to be good citizens and not spread, nor get exposed to our mutual and silent enemy, the virus.

Most of us have learned the implications and rules of social distancing. We all want to see this behind us. However, what is happening at home?

China’s divorce rate has risen dramatically. I can hear a resounding, well of course!

Scientists have reportedly been debating about whether spending time in close quarters is beneficial for couples.  Forcing required time together has thrown everyone off their routine and into one another’s routine.

Has all of this time together brought to the surface what would eventually come up, or will it prove to be conditional circumstances? I am guessing both. Like the virus, love is case by case.

I am wondering how many babies will be born nine months after the stay at home mandate? Baby boom time? Again, I am guessing many.

Baby boom, divorce boom, has our world gone boom?

How have you adapted to increased hours with your partner? With the intensity continually humming on the news and in the eyes of our neighbors, it may not be seamless. Never mind the grocery stores where all wandering isles, full carts, unsettled to say the least. The negative energies have negative impact.

Being mad about the situation will just cause you to be mad. Denying that this will not affect you may cause the reality to affect you in a subvert way. Choosing to be glooming and alarmed will just make you more panicked and sadder. The power lies within acceptance. This is happening I will figure out how to proceed.

Let this be a time we do not give up on ourselves, and on love.

I have taken this time to clean out closets, work on book two, read, and cooked meals that will last for days. I will admit I have binge watched tv. Stir crazy is how we all feel. I like home time, but my partner and I have had our times of arg… That seems normal to me. We will not go boom.

Who will come out of this in love? Those determined to do so. Reboot if your feeling overwhelmed. Focus on positive, write a daily journal, and a gratitude list. Write a dream list that calls to your heart. How can you imagine stepping towards those dreams?

Are a single and looking for love? Write down your love history. This may be the greatest insight towards a greater love. Do the inside work to manifest what you want. Take ownership on where you went wrong.

Being single is perfectly acceptable if that is what you choose.

We own our story and our journey. Let it not be who you are, just a guidepost where you would like to go next.

My Mantra: “Acceptance, self care, care for others, moment by moment”


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Katie L Lindley

Although I would like to say I am organized, focused and cookie-cutter, that simply would not be me. I am no different than any other woman in the world. I love to love, love hard, and, in the end, have learned to love myself above all else. So here I am, writing about the many men and the multiple purposes they have served in my life. Realizing that not one man on my roster had fulfilled every single one of my needs. Perhaps one man is not supposed to? I have compiled snippets of the men that have entered my world. In the end, they have shoved me towards my bathroom mirror, forcing me to take a better look at myself. Reflection is brilliant and the strongest guidepost into ourselves.

Working on the next book in the series “A House for Every Purpose, My Journey From Pillow to Pillow” revels a woman abandoning her home in search or her identity beyond men, motherhood, author.

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