This week was a demanding week for me. I face challenges with life balance on a regular basis, but I don’t think there have been any weeks when I faced so many major losses and challenges in every direction. My family is dealing with the second death in as many months, a good friend’s son had a major auto accident, another friend died suddenly, and the kids’ schools were in lock down. I have had these things happen before, but not all in the same week. I am really thankful for the diversion I have had practicing with my Copics. I wish there had been more time, but it helped me calm down and focus and I did not realize how much I needed that.