The Grackle

Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

How We are Coping

Taylor Mezger

4 years ago

By Claire Van Zee

While the city is under shelter-in-place until early May, we know that many of you are attempting to create a new normal of working at home and maybe even homeschooling your children. Our hearts are with those who have even lost their jobs due to the circumstances. Everyone is coping in different ways and finding a way to adapt and adjust to our new world. This is a series where our fellow WACOAN contributors and staff share their personal stories and updates on how they’re adapting to these times.

Taylor Mezger, Photographer

1. How are you adapting at home? What are you doing to pass the time, how are you handling homeschool, work etc.?

I’ve been doing outdoor photo sessions for different families in my neighborhood just to try and lift everyone’s spirits. It’s been a really good project for me while I’m not “legally” allowed to work. My paid sessions are completely on hold because I don’t feel I can give my clients the full experience using the “6 feet rule.”

I don’t talk a lot about this, but I do hand embroidery as well. This time has given me so many opportunities to perfect that and keep my creativity going.

2. What new game, movie or TV show have you played/watched that you might recommend to others?

Just the other night my husband and I watched “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about Mr. Rogers. Then there’s also our usual comedy, “The Office.”