It’s been almost a month since my family and I moved out to NJ to practice social distancing. Since then, I have tried my best to carry on with my life and keep things as normal as possible. Routine is what keeps me sane and having a sense of purpose energizes me. I believe that everyone deals with this new way of life differently. There is no right or wrong way therefore, no reason to judge.
Personally, I have tried to stay optimistic and bring a smile and some distraction, along with some resourceful stay-at-home tips, to my readers. Every cloud does have a silver lining, and in this case, being at home with my family, not having anywhere to run – but just be – is peaceful. This is not to say that at times I don’t feel sad or worried, because I do. I’ve also had my share of meltdowns but these are sentiments I’m not ready to share on social just yet.
Looking back, there was an intense shift in our lifestyle within a matter of a week. In addition to adjusting to life on a personal level, I felt so much uncertainty as to what direction to take my blog in. Before the major outbreak, I had previously committed to various partnerships that I needed to fulfill, most of which had been created in early February. I did my best to be mindful of the current situation and reworked parts of the collaborations accordingly. Going forward, I began creating posts that would offer various constructive stay-at-home tips (stay tuned)… This is still a learning process for me and when it comes to my blog, I’m just trying to find the right balance with the intention of never offending anyone.
By balance I mean more of a juggling act… self-care, at-home style, at-home beauty tips, organizational tips, productivity…
Within the mix of blogging and social media, is also dealing with the virus, family dynamics and trying to keep myself and everyone around me sane. While Instagram is a place for me to inspire and share positive moments, that is exactly what they are – moments. They don’t define my day, my week or my life. I, like other bloggers, are all doing our best to share content that we hope is valuable and will add positivity to your days.
The best we can do for now is to offer support, kindness, love, non-judgment and a big old virtual hug.