I’ll make this short and sweet! I’m a 38 year old big kid that likes to use her imagination. Arts and crafts, spending time with family and being a goof ball makes me happy. This children’s book will hopefully be the first of many. To me, imagination is the key to making a sad or difficult situation doable! We all have ups and downs in life, myself included! I struggle with depression and anxiety at times but when I am at my lowest, I try to use my imagination to bring me up again.
Now to be serious for only a minute! The Covid 19 era was awful! The light is at the end of the tunnel and with each day it gets easier. In my opinion kids have had the biggest blow to their reality! Being secluded and separated from the real world has stunted many kid’s cognitive development and put a strain on their social relationships.
I wrote this book for parents and children alike to read and relate to. I hope they can see a little of their Covid 19 experiences in the main character, Julie! She was sad and lonely but able to channel these emotions into imagination, happiness and laughter! To all the kids out there! Keep going! You can be and do whatever you like through that special gift, your imagination!
To the parents out there, hang on! The crazy times will get better. Take care of “you” and give yourselves a huge pat on the back. You have been through complete insanity and have had to hold the world together for your family when it seemed like it was falling down! Its ok to cry, to yell and even panic. But remember to also find time to laugh, to smile and to relax!