Hey guys! I hope everyone is doing well, feeling happy, and staying safe. We’re getting to the end of the year now and it has me feeling pretty reflective. I think we all know 2020 has been an absolutely life-changing, unpredictable year. There were so many changes that occurred in the world and also for myself personally. While there have been many confusing and tragic moments, there are a lot of moments that I am grateful for. I truly grew so much this year and I love the person that I am becoming and the new perspective and understandings that I have. This year has been a such a crucial year to focus on the good. There has been so much fear and division all around and if you were not careful it was very easy to get caught up in the hate and drama. While I try to stay positive and focus on the bright side, I can’t help but feel a little down lately. I try not to pay too much attention to the media and all the panic that is occurring surrounding COVID. I want to be informed without falling into the trap of getting caught up in sensational stories. I think these days it is really easy to over consume the news. The past few days I have honestly felt kind of scared because of the uncertainty of COVID and the fact that cases are surging. It’s scary to know that so many people are getting sick. I know all I can do is do my part in keeping myself and other’s safe, and after that I kind of just have to let go and trust in God to handle the rest. Either way, it is still frightening and I wanted to share my feelings because I know many of us are still feeling a bit nervous about the whole thing. I feel like there is so much controversy and conspiracy theories out there but no matter what, if you are nervous you may find comfort in knowing that you are not alone in that. In times like this we could really benefit from coming together and being sympathetic instead of ripping people apart for their perspectives.
Life is confusing enough, the last thing anyone needs is someone knocking them for simply having a perspective. No matter who you are or what you believe I hope you are safe, healthy and taking care of your mental health during this time. Keep in mind that no matter what the restrictions are, you can still do so much and your life does not have to be on pause. I started to feel sad because I felt like my life was paused, now I realize how silly that is. There is always opportunity to get creative and explore things in ways you maybe wouldn’t think of had this situation not have occurred. Right now I am making an effort to continue my life in the ways that I can and not get into a rut of feeling bad and feeling like my life has to some to a standstill.
How are you all adjusting to the lockdown and COVID cases surging? Have you fully transitioned into the new normal? I would love to hear thoughts in the comments!
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