I spent the last two weeks up in Humboldt county. Camping, visiting Esalen, meeting with native elders, and enjoying the world's most magical forest- the Redwoods. Coming back to LA on Monday quickly deflated my bliss bubble. I was hit with the new rules that govern LA county and how serious my friends were taking this virus that two weeks prior seemed to be little more than an exaggerated news headline. Grocery shopping was first on my list, dirty looks for not wearing a surgeon mask and spraying down all my groceries like they had radioactive debris on them really re-wrote the story I had been telling myself.
This quickly reverted back to my patented optimism and through the last couple of days I have really started to see the beautiful positivity that is blooming from this situation. Of course it's an unprecedented time and very challenging for most, but I can’t help but stand in full awareness of the age-old saying “be careful what you wish for."