Sharing My Thoughts.
PHEW! What just happened? To be honest, I have not taken a moment to really ponder on my emotions… until today. Things happened so fast that I don’t even remember when the beginning of this situation happened. One day we went from going about our daily routine, then the next day, we started to hear about social distancing and the next thing I know, our whole state was ordered into a lockdown. I think I speak for a lot of people around the world when I say that, we did not have time to process this. We had to go on overdrive… preparing to self quarantine, deal with school closures, prepare our business and companies to go on hold until we can put all this past us. And then BAM… Stay Home.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not in any way complaining as this situation is one that we are all dealing with collectively as a nation, and globally. If I have learned anything as an entrepenur and as a mother, it’s that focusing on a situation that is out of your control, especially when you know there is nothing you can do to change it, is a waste of time. Instead, I choose to focus on what I can control and that is my attitude and the way I choose to deal with the situation I’m in. BUT! That doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings about it. And today they hit me hard. I am someone who needs to keep moving, doing things, stay active. Sitting for a few min gets me restless. So instead of trying to avoid my feelings, I chose today to step back and disconnect from IG for the day and feel all the feels. I needed to just let myself digest this new temporary normal.
Yes, this whole thing SUCKS! For lack of better word. It sucks that people are dying, it sucks that it took away our freedom to go about our lives, it sucks that its robbing our kids from their daily education and it sucks that it robbed us of our normal every day life. It sucks that we now crave human contact and human interaction beyond our immediate families. It sucks that we can’t go to work. It just sucks!
Right? Now that we have established that, how about we take a deep breath. Okay, great. Now listen to me. Imagine if we had to deal with this without a roof over our head? Imagine if we had to deal with this without food in our pantries or fridges, electricity, running water, warmth, TV and Wifi to stay connected with the world? It would suck even more. So after feeling all the feels, I dusted myself and felt so much better getting THAT out of the way. Now, let me focus on all the things I am grateful for!
Let’s be real, How many times have you told yourself or in conversation mentioned to someone that “you just didn’t have the time”? I just don’t have the time to do ________. I just don’t have the time to do ___________ with my kids. I just haven’t had a chance to spend quality time with my husband or wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. I just don’t have the time to read a book, finish a movie, bake with my loved ones, play a board game, go for a walk, revamp my website… I just don’t have time to slow down and breath.
Life? Life will eventually get back to normal again and our busy hustle and bustle will come back. And when it comes back, I don’t want to look back at this time I had to do all I’ve been wanting to do but too busy to focus on because I was too stressed. Take this time to rest, re energize, find your passion, spend time with your kids and significant other. Live in the moment because, hopefully, we won’t have to deal with a situation like this any time soon again. Which means, you’ll never get this time back.
As for me, well… where do I begin? As a wife, I worry about my husband who is a physician and on the frontline of this. As a mom, my kids are driving me nuts at home, as a daughter, I worry about my parents, as an entrepreneur I am stressed out about my business and employees and as someone who needs consistency and a schedule in her life… not having that is driving me crazy. BUT whats the point of stressing out about what I can’t control? Instead, I am choosing to smile, and take it all one day at a time. I am choosing to take this time to rest, to reignite my creative mind and to brainstorm ideas and projects. How can I better your experience with our online shop. Playing board games with my kids, baking with them and helping with homework.
Because at the end of the day my friends, it’s all about perspective. How will you choose to remember this time in your life? Because it WILL pass. You will be talking about it with your kids and grandkids one day. What we are going through with the COVID-19 is going to be talked about and remembered forever. Its a time in our lives that will go down in history. Your kids and grandkids and generations to come will be talking about it, learning about it. I want to talk about it with my grandchildren and tell them that, we did our part in staying home and help those most vulnerable to this virus. I want to tell them stories of the small things we were able to do to help others. I want to tell them that I chose to stay calm and deal with the situation in the best way that I can. And that we all came out of it stronger than ever and more determined than ever.
I would love to hear form you, how are you keeping yourselves and your kiddos busy? Help us feel inspired!
Stay Safe And Healthy