Hello Friends, I am writing to you from Day 40 of Quarantine. What a crazy sentence to write. Does all of this even feel real yet? Who could have ever known we would see something like this in our lifetime? Most days just blur into the next, and I am doing my best to stay as positive as possible.
This is a very hard time for everyone no matter what the circumstances. And as tough as it is, this can also be a time for reflection. Without the distractions of the outside world (as long as you shut off the news for a while – do it, trust me) you can really evaluate what the important things are in your life and where you are headed. Take time to appreciate the things that you take for granted in your daily life.
I know it is hard to stay motivated during this time, and you know what? That is okay. Did I spend a week straight binge watching a full season of Love Island? Yes. And that is okay. I know that scrolling through social media you can feel like you are doing something wrong if you are not making banana bread or making tie dye sweat suits, but this is not a competition on who can be the most productive during quarantine. Most people are taking it day by day and THAT. IS. OKAY.
If you are beginning to get a little stir crazy being home all day long and feeling like this will never end, navigating your child through online learning, working from home, or laid off, just keep in mind – you are not stuck at home, you are safe at home.
And a huge thank you to our essential workers out there. My amazing boyfriend is one of them, and is out there everyday making sure you get your mail, packages, and medications during this very difficult time. So thank your mail carriers, because they are out there in this too and deserve your thoughts and prayers.
This will eventually pass. But in the meantime, it is important to stay as safe and healthy as possible. Follow all guidelines and keep your family safe. Do your part so that we come out of this stronger than before.
I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest times, when one only remembers to turn on the light” – Albus Dumbledore.
Stay safe & stay well.