If you are like me, now that the adrenalin-filled first few days after the earthquake are over, you may be feeling somewhat flat. Or perhaps you are angry with Mother Earth for the way it has suddenly (and literally!) pulled the rug out from under our feet.
There is no doubt that life has changed in many ways for all of us, and it can be easy to let feelings of helplessness, frustration, sorrow or pure numb shock overwhelm us. As Richard’s earlier post outlined, there are many resources available to help us cope. These resources tell us that some of the most important things we can do is support one another in the community and try to build some enjoyment in each day.
So how do we do this? Well, one way is to go out and attend events in the community. Don’t forget that while many programmes and activities have been cancelled, some are still taking place:
- a number of programmes are running at the South Learning Centre
- key Book Month events are being held as originally planned
Also keep an eye on:
- Be There, the online events calendar for Christchurch and Canterbury
- Twitter – follow @ChristchurchLib
And visit us here on the Christchurch City Libraries Blog – we’ll do our best to keep you up-to-date. Why not share your tips for getting through? We’d love to hear from you.