COVID has changed our lives in so many ways. My parents still live in their own home and have approached this time in a very different manner. Initially, both of my parents heeded the recommendations from health officials to stay in their homes. They had the support of several family members who lived nearby who could assist in running errands for them. Since March, she celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary, her 80th birthday and missed the graduation events of two of their grandchildren.
My dad, a very active healthy 85 year old slowly began resuming running some basic errands while being cautious. For my mom, things were a bit different. She had a heart attack last fall so she was still being mindful about her activities. Due to her health issues, she decided to stay indoors without fail. She did well at the beginning but as the confinement began to drag on, it was apparent that we had to find activities to keep her occupied. My mom taught school for over 40 years and has always been a crafter. She incorporated arts and crafts into her school work and then used this skill during her retirement phase to keep her entertained. She is the type of person that can replicate anything after just studying it. Being isolated was challenging but she turned to her love of crafts to help pass the time.
Using hobbies to Soothe Your Soul During COVID
My mom decided to turn to her love of crafts. She had been selling custom made rosary wrap bracelets to her friends and at local craft shows. This fun pasttime came to a halt with the isolation orders. We had a long talk about what she wanted to do. I had time on my hands and had watched too many YouTube videos so we decided to open an Etsy store.
Bevasbracelets was born
If you get a chance, visit her Etsy store and see what she has. You can sort by category. Here is a picture of all of the breast cancer survivor awareness bracelets. There are 16 different styles and they are all on Etsy under Bevasbracelets if you want to look at the close up pictures.
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