Hi friends! I hope you’re all staying safe and staying sane. I’ve been MIA from the blog for a bit because I honestly didn’t know what to talk about during this weird time! I’m jumping back in today to share how I’ve been spending my time during quarantine – because what else do I have going on??
How I’ve been spending my time during quarantine
I’ve been using this time to read a LOT of books. I actually haven’t been binging any TV shows because I guess I’m too busy reading? Here are two books I’ve especially enjoyed during this quarantine:
The Nightingale: This book is set during WW2 and uses 2 sisters to tell the story of living in war-torn France. Reading this book right now gave so much perspective on the current pandemic and helped me to realize that things could be a lot worse right now!
My Lovely Wife: This book was SO good! If you love a typical muder-mystery tale, then you will love this fun, engrossing read. I gobbled it up faster than I’m gobbling up my quarantine supply of m&ms.
Playing board games
I’ve been wanting to get more into board games, and this pandemic gave me the perfect excuse to do just that! I’m been enjoying revisiting old games and getting into new ones as well. Currently, I’m loving UPWORDS – a more challenging version of Scrabble, with a twist!
It’s no surprise that being inside all day leads to a LOT of time to think! I’ve been re-evaluating a lot of stuff in my life which has not been easy. I highly do not recommend making major life decisions during a pandemic. I’ve also started to see a new therapist (virtually, of course), which leads to – you guessed it- more reflecting 🙂
I have never liked cooking. But now that restaurants are mostly out of the picture, I’ve been cooking up a storm! I’m not sure if all of this cooking is a result of additional free time, or if I’ve just been inspired by all of the Instagram stories recipes I’ve seen, but I’ve been eating much fewer Lean Cuisines lately. Let me know if you’d like me to share some (very simple) recipes I’ve been loving lately!
I am SO grateful that this pandemic hit us during springtime. Spring is my favorite time of year to be outside (probably the only time of year I like to be outside actually), and being stuck inside so much has made me want to get out even more! I’ve been exploring my Philly neighborhood and enjoying walks in parks and neighborhoods in the suburbs. Outside time has been keeping me sane!
Now that we can’t socialize with the people around us, it seems like everyone is wanting to reconnect with their faraway friends! I’ve had Zoom video chats with the following:
-My freshman year of college roommates. (It was hilarious to see how much life has changed, but our personalities have stayed the same!)
-My senior year of college roommates. (Pictured above. That year with these girls will forever be one of the sweetest times in my life)
-My extended family. (We’ve never all talked together without being together in PERSON!)
I’ve also been trying to use this time re-connect more with my faith. What better time than now to spend time in prayer? I recently listened to a podcast that said that maybe God is using this time to bring us away from distractions and back to Him, so I’ve been trying to schedule more quiet time with God into my isolated days.
Listen, I know that I’m 28. I know that most people on TikToks are teenagers. But I caved and joined TikTok for some quarantine entertainment, and the next thing you know I’m out here making them myself! It’s been a fun way to keep my creativity active and stay entertained while I’m at home.
That’s how I’ve been spending my time during quarantine! I’d love to hear what you’ve been doing with your time. Are you cooking more? Taking up a new hobby? Just trying to keep your head screwed on? Let me know in the comments!
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