Diary: Quarantine, Exhaustion & Finding a Silver Lining

I haven’t posted in quite some time. And whether you’re a regular reader or just someone stopping by I apologize. I love this online magazine and what it’s become. I also love our Youtube channel, our Instagram,and our Pinterest.

BUT

I’ve been STRUGGLING.

I’m someone who needs routine and as of lately I’ve had pretty much NONE.
My family members had been abroad for a month and a half and when they returned to Canada at 1-week intervals I had to move out to allow them to quarantine. Which meant that I had to move out for around 3.5 weeks. It was A LOT.

Wearing a mask, scrambling, grabbing whatever came to mind. Cosmetics, work clothes, electronics, medications, etc. I took what I thought I’d need and a little extra. But then again, what’s the fun in living with your boyfriend and his family if you can’t steal his clothes.

Be kind lets look out for one another

My boyfriend and his family are so lovely, they’re such characters and I’m so fortunate to have them in my life. They didn’t even blink an eye when I asked if I could move in, they’re so considerate and they welcomed me with open arms.

Here’s the thing with moving into someone else’s house, on a whim, at the exact same time the world declares a pandemic and while still having to go to work: it’s extremely overwhelming. My house, my space- it’s extremely important to me, it provides security, it’s familiar. You don’t realize what level of comfort your home provides you until you’ve been booted out with 20 minutes to grab what you might need.

We’re ALL going through this
We’re ALL trying to figure this out
Some appear to be having an easier time than others but don’t be fooled…
We’re ALL dealing with uncertainty

 

While I was living with my bf I was doing my best to be creative, edit videos, and write articles but it was challenging. Stressed and feeling like a fish out of water isn’t very inspiring. And while I would say I’m good [not great] at adapting to new situations, your environment and family are everything.

Conclusion aka Rant Over

I’m trying to get myself into a routine within this bubble of our new normal. I mean, it’s foolish to think COVID-19 is going anywhere.

We ALL have new limitations that have been unwantingly put on our lives and now we must adapt. 

I just wanted you to know that I’m not only trying to adapt but to thrive. To find a silver lining, something positive to come out of this (other than learning how to do my own nails). Be patient with me and understand I, just like most, am having a bit of tough time. And most days, after having worked and seen countless patients, attempted a 20-minute workout, and tried to sew some masks for my neighbors, am finding myself drained of energy and inspiration.

Simply asking for your patience,

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