Being present

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Quarantine isn’t all bad.

I think most people can agree that quarantine isn’t necessarily fun, and no one wants to be trapped inside for weeks. However, this process of slowing down has highlighted how chaotic our daily lives truly are. We are so use to rushing around all the time that we have become blinded by the constant distraction, and it has showed us how much we habitually go through the motions every single day. Honestly, I have been thinking about the past few years of my own life, and I realized how absent I have been in my family. I guess I never fully understood the impact that my busy schedule had on my life at home, and I started to see how much I have been missing. There were many nights that I wouldn’t be home for dinner, and I certainly didn’t have time to garden, bake, play family games, or take a walk with my sister like I do now. My mind was just so cluttered, and I often let my “seriousness” interfere with my true happiness. The past few weeks have taught me the importance of being present… Although my busy schedule will eventually resume, I am going to be more mindful about how I spend my time and always be sure to set some aside for those who matter most. I love you mom and dad! Thanks for reading, and I hope you are all doing well. What is something quarantine has taught you?

Author: Maysa Rose

just an eighteen year old writer, college student, former dancer, and book lover trying to figure out this thing, called life, one page at a time... โ€œwriting is an underestimated art, you are painting colorful images in peopleโ€™s minds by using words of black and white." ~unknown

9 thoughts on “Being present”

  1. Being at home and not rushing around as usual teaches us rather a lot, and that is great. We change our priorities and that is for the best. We realized that we probably neglected others in our busy schedule. This time is perfect for reflecting and may be changing our life for the better. Keep safe and take good care of yourself. Enjoy your family!

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  2. This is so good, Maysa Rose. Quarantine has not been awful and I have really learned to rest in God during this time and to really soak Jesus in and to have patience and to be thankful for this time with family. ๐Ÿ™‚
    *hugs!
    -kaelyn ๐Ÿ˜›

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