What’s most important to you right now?
What is most important to me right now is my health and my family’s health. Most importantly the mental health aspect for my loved ones. I want them to be okay in their minds and hearts via, because it’s going to be a long haul situation.
What was most important to you before you had to social distance?
Focusing on the show I was doing in St. Louis, focusing on my relationship, and focusing on the new chapter in my life in New York coming off the tail end of a great professional year. I was really getting excited to recalibrate living in the city after this fantastic and lucky year I had professionally. Those were my priorities.
What’s the first thing you’ll do when this is over?
Hopefully it’s getting naked with the person I’ve been with for five years!
What are you doing to pass the time?
I think I’m just now starting to think about that. I do pretty well in situations where I don’t have to do anything, so for the last month I feel like I’ve been in vacation mode. Now that I’ve had enough, I feel like it’s becoming more imperative that I do find something to do. I’m trying to figure out the balance of what is inspiring me to do something as opposed to forcing myself to feel productive. I have no idea what to do, but I also don’t feel the need to force myself to do something.
What makes you happy right now?
The luxury and blessing and privilege that I have to be at my parents’ place. Not even the physical space, but the relationship that I have with my parents. That I can be here for an extended period of time and for it to not turn into dysfunction or anxiety. That makes me really happy right now. And that for the most part, the people that are close to me are doing okay. And whiskey.
What would you tell yourself two months ago with the knowledge you have today?
Keep on track with saving your money. You have the natural tools, you’re already ready to go with head and heart mental space. You’re going to handle this way better than you think you are and way better than what you’re hearing most people are.
I’ve always been pretty good at sitting with myself, and sitting with myself this much isn’t the best for me. I think it’s a great opportunity for everyone to sit with themselves and reflect. I don’t think I realize how much I do that already on a daily basis. Self-reflection is just that much of quarter turn before it’s like your spirit starts to eat itself. Finding the balance of escaping even more outside of myself is more healthy for me than sitting with myself all the time because I’m doing that already.
Jason V-Colorado Springs