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Season 2/Episode 15: Discovering Who You Really Are in This Pandemic

In All Seriousness

Be Yourself, Let Others Be Who They Are

In this week’s episode, Jill and Tony discussed and laughed about what they’ve discovered about each other. They also looked within and noticed things about themselves.

Tony reminded listeners to remember to shelter in place and practice social distancing, no matter what they discover about loved ones or themselves.

Jill urged listeners to realize that, as they are discovering things about others, those same people are discovering things about them.

Jill and Tony have additional advice:

  • Take at least a few minutes each day to focus on what brings you joy
  • Do not rely on others to make you happy
  • Each day,  determine something you are grateful for, even during these tough times

What have you learned about yourself or others during this pandemic? Please leave your answers in the Comments section.

Thanks for your listening support.

11 comments on “Season 2/Episode 15: Discovering Who You Really Are in This Pandemic

  1. P.R.A. Publishing says:

    You guys are so cute! Thanks for the frank discussion.

    1. @jillccwrites2 says:

      Lol! Thanks for your listening support.

  2. Lucinda says:

    Adding article from my good friend Jen in Miami.
    Thanks for sharing both sides in one conversation💕

    1. @jillccwrites2 says:

      Hi Lucinda! Thanks for commenting and sharing the article with all of us. It was eye-opening and made us look at things a little differently. Thanks again.

  3. Emani says:

    I’ve realized that I’m more of an extrovert than I thought! I’ve been so lonely in the house. I am finding more and more ways to keep myself busy while my family and friends are doing their own thing.

    1. @jillccwrites2 says:

      Emani, thanks for commenting. We’re sorry to hear you’ve been feeling lonely, but we are glad you are finding ways to stay busy. Hope you’re doing something fun.

  4. Mary Ellen Vogel says:

    Number 1—Asking “why.” Denis, of course, thinks there should be enough trust in a relationship not to have to ask why. I, of course, think asking why is important because I don’t want to assume I know what he or anyone else is trying to tell me. Oh, and, he thinks should have been a journalist. He says I’m not afraid to ask questions that would make most uncomfortable. I say he’s the only one who is uncomfortable. Hahaha.
    Number 2—We are self sufficient. Some have wondered why we would choose to live in a country subdivision of large lots. They think it’s too much work and too far from grocery stores and culture. It is, but the payoff is space and nature. Although we’ll go out when finally we can, we’re happy and content in isolation with projects, reading and, of course, Netflix.
    Number 3—We can’t say we’ve noticed anything different about each other. After 48 years this May, it seems we know each other. After over seventy years on the planet, it seems we know ourselves pretty well. I do like a different turn of events in which I may surprise myself with an unexpected reaction. So far not the case in lock down.
    Number 4—Those who defy social distancing and minimize the danger of covid-19 make me crazy. They are listening to the likes of Fox and Rush Limbaugh, people who do not care about humankind. It’s all about their own self promotion and bottom line. Arrrgh! Their audiences’ eat it up!

    1. @jillccwrites2 says:

      1. Tell Denis that Jill is now asking him “why” he thinks “why” relates to trust? Like you, Jill believes asking why is necessary to gain clarity.

      2. Having been to your home, we find your area quite peaceful. We all need a bit of that, especially now.

      3. It’s been nearly 48 years already? Wow! That’s wonderful. At what age did you first feel you truly knew yourself and each other?

      4. Yes, we have concluded that the people who do not appear to care about humankind right now are the same people who never did care about anyone but themselves. We hope people wake up and see what needs to change.

      As always, thanks for commenting and listening to our conversations. We cherish you both.

      1. Mary Ellen Vogel says:

        At what age? What a good question. It was gradual for me. I think I got inklings as a child that I didn’t fully process until years later. I think who am changed along the way, or maybe I became more aware of who I am and what I need. But as far as really knowing myself, I think it’s now. That’s a benefit of aging.

      2. Mary Ellen Vogel says:

        Oh and knowing Denis as well. It has taken until now. Having said all that, maybe there are still some surprises. Aaaand Denis says when “why” attempts to investigate motives rather than means, it undermines trust. I don’t know–that’s him. Maybe I don’t know him as well as I think I do. Hahahaha.

      3. @jillccwrites2 says:

        Lol! We love Denis.

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