Quarantine Hobby-ish

The year 2020, came in like a wrecking ball, literally. We lost the amazing and ever so gifted Kobe Bryant. The president's impeachment and March felt like a whole year all by itself as people around the world were hit with the Coronavirus.

The Rona (as I call it), is probably the worst thing to hit since 9/11 and maybe even WW II and I. We have been forced into our homes and are not allowed to leave except for groceries, doctor's appointments, or life-threatening emergencies. We are in such an incredible disarray state, that there aren't basic living items like food, water, Lysol, and dare I say it, toilet paper.

The Rona has attacked many, killed an insane number of people, and the stock market plummeted at one point. With all the hell around us, I have to believe that God is in the mist and has forced families to reconnect.

This virus has shown us national health care is possible, Work-from-Home is possible, and how essential our doctors, nurses, teachers, grocery store workers, restaurant workers, janitors, and garbage men/women are.

Reflecting on this time in quarantine, I realize how tired I am. My life at one point was ongoing 24/7. I asked myself, what could I do while being quarantined? Although I’ve consistently possessed this vision to launch a blog, now was the time to develop one. Next to giving birth to children, this blog has been the most difficult and may one of the most exciting things I’ve done.

Although I love writing, reading, and learning, writing to an audience of more than just yourself, the anxiety kicked in. What if I’m not skilled enough? What if no one enjoys it or worse everyone despises it? The stress became real!

If you haven’t noticed, I don’t have it all together. Honestly, I haven't had it together since 2007. This blog for me has been a way to release the inner stresses within my life. I tried journaling but that did not work. Additionally, as I’ve said before, I started therapy and that seems to be motivational and my driving force. I recognized this blog has been therapeutic for me. It gives me a sense of strength, self-worth, or better yet, self-value. 

As we continue to deal with the day-end and day-out of this pandemic, now is the time to try a new hobby. Whether it’s sewing, cooking, baking, blogging, or podcasting, today try to hone in on your craft.

Today, take that leap of faith, feeling of hope. Be unequivocally, unapologetically, and uniquely you!

“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today”– Benjamin Franklin

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