It’s been slightly over two months since this quarantine thing and well… here we are. How have you been? How are you coping? Anything new?
I just wanted to have a catchup sesh with you guys.
I must say, when this started, I was putting on a brave face. Also, I was really excited, majorly because, this was a break I needed so bad. Before this, I was slowly cracking. Life for me felt like a routine – wake up, go to work, come back home, sleep. So this break, I knew, would do me good.
Then a few weeks into it, when my first quarantine movie list was running out, I literally just broke down. I thought of all the plans I had made for 2020 and how they would be majorly affected by everything, and I was feeling so helpless. So I cried.
Since then, I have slowly recollected myself and come to the point where I currently am…
First off, let me just tell you guys, I registered for an online short course and it’s been amazing! I feel so proud of myself for this – something that was not in my 2020 plans for sure. I have also been doing a lot of reading. I am currently on book no 7 and will share my thoughts on it once I’m done. You should probably check out my list here and see whether you could get started on something as well. Then there’s of course Netflix because we gotta stay entertained, TikTok and listening to Podcasts.
Relationship-wise, I have renewed old friendships and solidified on the friendships I had. With everything happening, of course it is not possible to meet up and just have a good catch up session. We have however found new ways of connecting – video calls, phone calls, and texting more often. The biggest take-home for me through my relationships has been to always expect the unexpected. I reconnected with an old friend during this quarantine period, and this relationship has kept me sane. It’s really good when you have people you can depend on, people who push you and even support you. And most of all, people you didn’t know you needed. I am grateful.
I am a huge planner, and although I appear to take risks a few times, those risks are mostly things I have thought through a lot. And by a lot, I mean A LOT. So when my plans became a little affected, I found it so hard to let go. I was holding on to them, which, ultimately made me crumble.
I am however at a place where even though they may seem affected in my eyes, God’s plan is greater. Having this in mind has given me so much peace in this storm.
This season has taught me numerous things. Things that I will definitely share with you when this is all over.
I remain hopeful and know that all my plans remain in His hands (Jeremiah 29:11).
What has kept me sane the most has to be this,
Be still and know that I am God – Psalms 46:10
This too shall pass. But for now,