Updated: Apr 12, 2020
What a time to be alive, shops are closed, it's one in one out in Tescos and the length of this isolation period is still unknown.
I'm currently on day 29 of social distancing. Being stuck inside has made me realise how much I'm grateful for. Up until now I have definitely taken my freedom for granted - I'm such a busybody, travelling from town to town (whether that's for work or to simply see friends) and I've never thought twice about it because it was just a way of life. Although staying in one place has been refreshing and grounding for me, in the future I will always be grateful to be able to leave my front door and explore.
Although the news about the virus terrifies me and I do think it's so important for everyone to go outside and breathe in some fresh air. I don't have a garden, so I struggled a little at first with this but I have been making sure I go for a run/walk most days. Utilise that hour of freedom we are given! I'm so thankful for the beautiful weather and spring season right now - I definitely think if it was winter during this pandemic I would be going insane. I've always had a thing for tree photography, but especially whilst they are blooming in the spring. My camera roll is currently FULL of trees and nature right now, so I thought I'd share some. I think the pink blossom is my favourite.
I'm also super grateful for technology. I don't think I really appreciated my phone before this, it sounds stupid but it has aided so much love, connection and communication during this odd time. Is it weird that I feel more connected to others right now than I did before being stuck inside? I'm talking to some people every single day, whereas before I never seemed to find the time to be that active on my phone. I definitely do not recommend spending all of your time on your phone but you should definitely use it to reach out to others because you shouldn't be alone during this.
"Every new season of your life will be an opportunity for you to learn and grow. Don't celebrate the good without celebrating the bad because they both work together to prepare you for the next season of your life".
Hold tight friends, this is just a season and it will pass soon.