The year 2020 thus far is like no other year I can remember. Regardless of your age, unless you are less than 4 years old, I doubt you will ever forget the COVID-19 Quarantine.
My family had such an eventful year in 2019 that this year, despite the pandemic, doesn’t seem so bad. You might read this and be surprised I would say that navigating through a quarantine isn’t so bad.
It’s all about perspective.
In 2019 between January 30th and May 31st, we dealt with moving into a new house, no heat in -54 degree weather, my husband getting pneumonia, water damage in our basement, a flat tire on a road trip to Nashville, my husband getting the flu, me getting the flu, my husband moving to 3rd shift after a new company took over, my husband’s father passing away, and my husband losing his voice due to a paralyzed vocal cord.
After dealing with all of that last year through the grace of God, this year’s quarantine didn’t feel so bad. With both my husband and I considered “essential workers” as healthcare providers, I admit that our schedules didn’t change that much… with the exception of our daughters moving home with virtual school.
Even that wasn’t so awful for us. For the past two summers, I had created a summer school routine for them while they joined me at my office while I treated patients. When they came home in mid-March to finish their school year remotely, they even asked, “Is this like what we did in the summer?”
Yep, sure is! The quarantine has helped us slow down and get out of the hamster-on-the-wheel cycle. We’ve been eating more meals together, playing croquet and bocce ball, and enjoying family movie nights. We’ve had more “real” conversations too.
Many people want things to go back to “normal.”
Is that possible? Will we return to “normal” or will there be a “new normal”?
I don’t have the answers. I don’t think anyone can be definitive right now about how to move forward in a post-pandemic world.
What I do know is that I don’t want to return to our old “normal.” I’ve learned so much about myself, my family, my friends, and my business over the past couple months because I’ve had more time.
I’ve had the time to reflect on what I really value in life. I’ve been able to reset, restructure, and re-prioritize the way I want to move forward.
Ironically, June is “Rebuild Your Life” month. I feel like I am rebuilding my life. I feel like I have been on a hiatus where I could refocus and realign my life with the life that God wants me to live.
You may have noticed my break from blogging because I have not written a blog in a month. I can’t remember the last time I took a break like this. I needed the time and it was time well spent.
I needed time to think and reflect. I encourage you to do this too. Give yourself some quiet time. Give yourself time to think and process through your thoughts.
Why not use this month to “Rebuild Your Life”?
To reflect on what you value most?
My story is not your story. You have your own story and I would love to hear about it. I would also love to be part of your story and your journey. I am on a mission to help families achieve optimal health together.
If you are interested, I have a free Facebook group called The Real Healthy U. It’s about living life, loving deeply, being prosperous, and having faith.
In short, the group vision is: Live. Love. Prosper. Believe.
If this resonates with you, click below to join my group. Connect with me and feel free to invite people you know to join too. I can’t wait for you to be part of this journey with me!
To Your Best Health,
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