Surviving Quarantine, Day ??

Happy Monday ! I hope you're all doing well during this time. I'm currently sipping tea and loving the smell of citrus from my oil diffuser.  I wanted to stop by on the blog to give you an update on how I'm pushing through quarantine with hopes of giving you some inspiration if you're not taking all of this well.

I've lost track of the days and I currently don't know what day we're on. I live in South Carolina where as of today, most of the restrictions have been lifted with some restrictions. I've only been inside  Wal-Mart, Target, Wal-Greens and the liquor store (don't judge me). I miss going to brunch, hanging out with my friends, going to the store without a mask  and just the normal things we did before this. I miss going to work and seeing my kids in person. It was such a normal routine for me and I'll honest it took sometime to get used to.  But next week we head back to work to pack up the kids items and our classrooms for the next two weeks. We're using a staggered schedule and we're only working a particular amount of hours. It's going to be bittersweet because I don't anyone could've planned the school year to end like this.

To stay sane, I've cried ( several times), created content, spoke on a panel about content creation, planning the wedding, searching for homes , creating cocktails, stepping up my skills in the kitchen, working out ,etc. Speaking of working out, I'l be honest I'm trying to get used to this body. I've put on a few pounds from all the eating I've been doing. Currently all of my quarantine snacks are gone and I've contemplating should I purchase more. I've been getting in workouts when I feel motivated to do so.  I started beating myself up because I feel like I could've been further ahead in my weight loss.  I had to remind myself that it's okay and I can start again. Yesterday I posted a picture of myself and I picked it apart piece by piece. I hesitated to post it because I felt like I didn't look my best.  As you can see I posted anyway because I could look back on it as motivation.

So I know you're wondering so what are you going to do to make this change? Well one thing is stop beating up on myself about it. Try my best to wake up everyday with a purpose. I heard my dad say that everyday when his feet hit the ground, he has a purpose for the day.  Honestly I think lost that during this quarantine. I had a purpose to go to work and do my job. I had purpose to hit the gym afterwork to relieve stress from the day.  I think I just need to find my purpose in losing weight again. Don't get me wrong I love me, I'm happy, but I want to be healthier physically and mentally. I also think the hardest part in starting over is the fear of starting over and thinking that you will never have the end result that you want.  It sometime scares me to go into the unknown. I know what happens when I just give up, it's comforting. But we'll never know what the end result will be if we give up right.

I know this wasn't one of my normal blog post but this a form a diary for me. I love looking  back on my old post to see how far I've come. If you're feeling anxious, lonely, etc know that you're not alone in this. I challenge you to try to things to take your mind off of all of this.

  • Start a new hobby or brush up on the old one
  • Rest if you need it and that's okay
  • Re-decorate
  • Go for a car ride
  • Work out
  • Take an online class
  • Call your family and friends 

Do what you need to do until you're you again. Find your passion and purpose again!
Until Next Time,

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