Sensory overwhelm, solace from friends, and frustration fudge.
A trio of frustrations: pandemic friendship, my parents, my non-fluency in Mandarin.
Pandemic pastimes: bread-baking, mask-making, symptom paranoia.
Pandemic brain, tiredness, lack of focus.
I tried a different way of balancing my time with my kid, and my time as myself. It wasn't great.
The pandemic diet: guilt, self-care, frustration, exhaustion, uncertainty, rage, and reading the news.
Therapy homework: A list of what makes me feel cared-for or loved.