Well, shit’s hit the fan, huh? The end of 2019/beginning of 2020 was already one of the worst years of my life but hey, it looks like the whole world decided to jump on that train! How’s everyone coping? Day 7 of quarantine treating you well? My introverted friends, this is your time to shine. As for my fellow extroverts…power through.
Here in Colorado most public areas like bars, movies, gyms, etc. are closed until May (long after my 23rd birthday, but hey no one likes you when you’re 23 anyways). In all seriousness, conditions across the globe right now are less than ideal. A high rise of panic, a huge crash in the markets, and the new term of ‘social distancing’ have become commonplace. I used to love reading a ton of post-apocalyptic books as a kid, but I never wanted to actually be a part of one!
Things may seem super grim right now, especially for those who currently have a sick loved one, lost their jobs, or have a high amount of anxiety brewing right now. It’s no laughing matter that you need to distance yourself, take care of your health, and care for one another. When panic sets in, sometimes people get crazy. But as long as you play it smart and do your part in society, this can hopefully blow over sooner rather than later. While you’re held up in quarantine, here are a few ideas to keep your days busy.
I went back to my childhood home the other day to stay the night (I find being close to family helps during trying times, but don’t worry I kept my distance!). As I was settling into sleep in my childhood room, I forgot how dark that room is at night. My apartment has a lot of natural light and light from outside, so it’s never as dark as my room back home. I find myself always having this knee-jerk response as soon as the darkness sets in when I’m sleeping there. My head will always spin to the left to see the tiny green light from the fire alarm on the wall. I’ve done this since I was a little kid, but it’s always comforting to see the tiny light amidst all that darkness. Even as an adult, I still look for that light.
I feel like this situation is similar. Things may seem super dark and frightening in your life right now, but don’t forget to look for the smallest bit of light. It’s always there. There’s still things to smile about, to look forward to. It’s ok to be worried, but don’t let it consume every ounce of your day. There are still good people, beautiful places, and memories to be made. We’ll all get through this together.
Happy social distancing, stay well.
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