• Jazmine Williams

Quarantine Lessons



Day number 61 of quarantine and my vision is clearer than it has ever been! When the shelter in home order was issued, I don’t believe anyone thought it would be like this! Some days feel like we’re living in the twilight zone.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of thousands here in the states. You can’t turn on the tv, internet or radio without seeing and hearing about something COVID related. With the shelter in home being extended every month, God only knows when this will all end. This has become our temporary new normal. I think it’s very important to understand that this is a temporary situation.

Growing up I was a loner, and a home body, and as an adult not much has changed. Here is the difference though when it comes to this quarantine thing, before Rona hit the science, my choice to be a loner was a choice. Now that it’s a mandate, I don’t think I’m interested anymore. It’s definitely the rebellious part of me itching to do things on my terms. All of a sudden we went from weekend trips, school, vacations, brunches, days at the parks, church, beach days...to absolutely nothing. I knew shit was real when they closed the mall, and church!

Let’s talk about what this quarantine has taught me.

  • That I am indeed content with myself. I am okay being in my own company! I know that sounds crazy, but I’ve seen so many people unable to be with themselves too long during this quarantine.

  • That this time with my family is PRICELESS!

  • That home cooked meals are everything, but I am looking forward to the next time I hear, “are you ready to order?”.

  • That working from home full time, and still receiving a steady paycheck during an unprecedented pandemic is an absolute blessing.

  • That my relationship is well built, strong and sturdy. I’ve seen so many couples suffering from being with each other more time than usual.

  • That my time management skills are better than I thought.

  • I’ve learned more new skills in the past 58 days than I have my entire life! I have lined up my son’s hair and groomed the dog! Hell, after this quarantine, I’m updating my resume!

  • That I am more addicted to shopping then I thought! I can only imagine what my neighbors think when they see the ups truck stop here 6 days in a row...mind your business 🤣

In addition to all of this, I’ve been doing some in-depth self work. Reading. Meditating. Yoga. Strengthening my spiritual muscles. Building my immunity. Eating plant based. Drinking more water. I’m like Jaz 2.0!

What has quarantine taught you? Share with me in the comments!

Until next time...🦋


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