I have a lot of time (maybe more than I would have liked tbh) to do some reflection and introspection. Sometimes I am asking myself, "what did I do wrong?," instead of looking at all the things I did right. Other times I am drowning in a salty sea of self-doubt, instead of honoring all the great things I've managed to accomplish in my short time on Earth so far. It's so easy right now to focus on the negative. We are in isolation, which is a breeding ground for all that uncertainty to creep back in. It's like ivy that you keep hacking away at, but it keeps showing up.
Since having the collective rug pulled out from under us, I know I haven't been the only one who has felt like this is the end- the end of business, the end of going outside, the end of ever wearing jeans again (honestly I am probably never going back). I'm not really sure when it hit me, but my inner voice talked me back down and told me:
You started your business with less than you have now -- whether it's less money, less knowledge, less skills, less support. You built it up once, you can do it again.
The same is true for all of us. Things may look different moving forward. There will be some losses, big and small, but you have jumped these hurdles before when you had and knew less. It's okay and normal to feel whatever you're feeling right now. Every day is a new opportunity. There are endless doors waiting to be open, even in a pandemic. Reach out and open one.