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.
I Rang in the New Year with COVID
By the title of this post, you probably can figure out what it is going to be about, but before I get into the details can I just say, could there be a more perfect wrap up to 2020? I mean we got our tests results on New Years Eve. It literally felt like 2020 was saying, "Nope you ain't getting out of here that easy."
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 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 24-29: Happy Birthday Mom
I think this is probably the longest I have gone between quarantine entries, but it's been a weird few days. In my last few entries, I mentioned that I just wasn't feeling myself. Whether it was the rain, my anxiety, the reality of such an overwhelming situation, or maybe even a little bit of depression; I just wasn't doing much. I was getting up in the morning at a decent time, getting dressed, taking care of my basic needs and commitments, but overall I was just going through the motions of the day.
Quarantine Day 9-11: Looking Forward to Earth Hour
Quarantine is starting to get to me. I'm doing my best to try to keep moving and stay productive, but if I'm being honest with myself I haven't done the best job the last few days. I'm still not sleeping in really late, I'm usually up at least 10-15 min before 8 am, but I had been telling myself I would be up closer to 6 am. When I am up, I'm not being as productive as I should be and in all honesty I'm not even sure where the time is going. I haven't binge watched a ton of TV or spent hours upon hours on YouTube and TikTok.…
Quarantine Day 5-8: I Befriended the Cat
It is the early morning of my 8th day in quarantine, which means I have officially completed my first week! Yay! In my first week I think I have done an okay job of keeping busy, continuing to function like a regular human, and not becoming a complete slob. I only slept in until 8 am once this week, every other day I was up by at least 7:30. I get dressed everyday, usually it is only workout clothes, but at least I'm not living in my pajamas. I've limited myself to only one 20 minute nap a day, and I try to make sure that isn't a daily thing.…
Quarantine Day 3 & 4: My Mom Escaped
I made the fatal quarantine newbie mistake and cleaned my house way too quick. Okay, maybe I shouldn't say "fatal" given the current state of things, but as I said in my Day 1 & 2 entry, I apologize for any inappropriate humor I may use. Anyways, as I was saying, I screwed up and cleaned my house way too quick and now I'm struggling to find ways to kill time.