My Corona Journal
My experience with the coronavirus.
My Own Original Thoughts on a Completly Un-Original Interpretation on the Last Two Years
As I've listened to these conversations and discussions about this past year I've heard many different metaphors or examples to explain the past two years, but the one that makes the most sense to me or that has resonated with me the most is a car accident. (I'm not sure if this is all my own idea or if someone else made the reference and it stuck with me, but the car accident metaphor is the one I've latched on to and will run with.) For the past two years, we have been living through a horrible car accident and the physical rehab that follows.
Happy 1 Year Quarantine Anniversary
Today officially marks the one year anniversary of my first day in COVID Quarantine. One year ago yesterday was my last day at work. One year ago tomorrow I published my first Corona Journal Entry. And one year ago today I woke up a little scared, but full of enthusiasm and ready to make this time at home count. Little did I know that this time at home would turn into a year at home and wow, I would have never guessed where this past year would take me.
Quarantine Day 84-96: My final entry
I have decided this will be my final Corona Journal Entry. I haven't yet been called back to work, nor do I know when that will happen. The country is no longer in full quarantine, yet also still not open. It's kind of this weird we all wear masks and are afraid to come close to each other, but we can go to bars and go shopping again. It's really very strange and I personally don't have any interest in going out to crowded public spaces yet. On top of all this, protests are still happening all around the country, American's everywhere demanding long over due change.
Quarantine Day 70-83: Black Lives Matter
With respect to the current protests, movement and general atmosphere in the country I decide to take a short break from posting my usual content. Last week I did not feel it was appropriate for me to focus on my own creative and personal endeavors and although I am planning to return to my usual posts and projects next week, I encourage you to join me in educating yourself on organizations and charities that support the issues and problems facing the black community, seeking out ways that you can contribute and/or help the fight against racism, consuming and sharing content created by people of color, self-reflecting, and having tough conversations…
Quarantine Day 68-70: 7 Things I Learned in 70 Days
Today marks 70 days of self isolation. 70 days since I was last at work. 70 days since I was last able to have any sort of real social gathering. 70 days since I have been able to visit my mom. It has been 70 days of ups and downs, good days, bad days, productive days and lazy days. I've had days where I've really struggled, days where it was hard to get out of bed, but lately, I have found myself in a really good place. I have used this time of isolation to work on projects and catch up on some entertainment. I've also used this time to…
Quarantine Day 60 – 67: I’m still Happy and I went Hiking
If you read last week's Corona Journal entry, I am happy to report that things are still going good. After admitting to the world that I was happy and everything seemed to be going good, my life did not fall apart. I still feel really good, I even caught myself smiling last night for no reason. I'm still maintaining and/or working on all of my new good habits - working out, walking, meditation, gardening. For the most part the last week has been pretty much the same old same old, in the best way possible. Only new thing to report, I did finally go hiking!
Quarantine Day 51-59: 2020 is still going to be my Year
There seemed to be an overall consensus that 2019 sucked! And I fully agree with that. 2019 was definitely one of my worse years on record and I was so looking forward to 2020. Then COVID-19 happened and there once again seems to be an overall agreement that this year has gone to hell as well. For a moment there I would have agreed, but I've been thinking a lot lately, doing a lot of reflecting and, although I was struggling there for a minute, overall I'm happy. I'm happy and I feel like I'm headed in a very healthy direction.
Quarantine Day 44-50: Nothing New
This will be a super short, pretty much pointless, only writing because I said I'd check in weekly post because I really have nothing new to report. May is Melanoma Awareness Month, so I decided on whim to join Melanoma Research Foundation's Virtual Miles for Melanoma event. Meaning for this entire month I will be walking, jogging and running to build awareness while raising money for melanoma research. (I will talk about this more in an upcoming dedicated post, so stay tuned.) Besides that I am still working out regularly and I'm currently working on redoing my workout routine.
Quarantine Day 37-43: Is Quarantine Making Me Better?
It's been a pretty good week! A few Corona Journal entries ago, I mentioned that I was really starting to struggle with my anxiety and maybe even a little depression. Given the current circumstances the only way I figured to really deal with this was to just stay busy, stay distracted and keep moving. When I wrote about that I also pointed out that possibly wasn't the best solution, but it was all I had and time would tell. Well it's been a few weeks now and I'm starting to feel so much better. I'm even starting to think that quarantine may be starting to make me a better human...in…
Quarantine Day 30-36: Keep me out of HomeDepot
Starting with this entry, I have decided that unless something really big or really important happens, I'm only going to be writing my Corona Journal entries weekly. Although my moods and the ways in which I'm handling this new reality fluctuate daily, sometimes even hourly, for the most part I have fallen into a pretty basic routine -