It has been three weeks of quarantine… and counting.
Overall, I am doing fine. I know that is the introvert in me speaking. Not having to interact with people in person is amazing! And all my personal projects I have don’t involve others. They are solo things like reading, blogging, etc.
I have been keeping busy with work. My main work has given me lots of projects to keep busy! I am thankful to still have a job when many are losing theirs. Unfortunately I don’t know how much longer I will have this job. My boss, frustrated on a call, blurted out that if we don’t start making money the company will not be able to keep paying staff full time wages. Working in a nonprofit, I am not surprised by this. But still hearing it, out load, and from the CEO, just reinforced my uncertainty. I am trying to keep positive and take it one day at a time.
Right before the COVID-19 pandemic, I started working with a woman, and her company, as a side hustle. I help her with events and some online projects like blogging. I really enjoy this new opportunity as I am making some extra money, as well as further developing skills that I have but always wanted to invest more in. Between these two jobs I have been busy, which, again, I am thankful for.
One thing I have been really not focusing on is staying active! Being locked in the house all day, my movement is very limited. I was going through some medical bills I needed to pay and found my most recent blood work. I discovered that my cholesterol is HIGH! AGH! But I can’t be surprised. I haven’t been active and high cholesterol runs in my family. THAT IS IT! I am now more determined to be more active during quarantine!
Other than work, I have been reading, relaxing and watching some TV. This past month was the first time I turned on my TV since June 2019! I’m obsessed with true crime so the shows I have been watching are all focused on true crime.
I want to be productive during this time but I am also making sure that I am taking care of myself mentally and reminding myself that my worth, as a person, does not come from being productive or not.
I know this is a hard time for everyone, so I hope you are able to find a few joys each day to celebrate. I am trying to take it one day at at time myself.
In the comments tell me how you are handling quarantine.