What COVID Taught Me
The Time Has Come
Happy Wellness Wednesday! After over two years of uncertainty, apprehension, and extra vigilance, I contracted COVID this year.
Reflections During Isolation
During quarantine, I pondered why things happen to us, especially when they’re despondent. Despite not understanding everything about the mysteries of life, I accept that everything happens for a reason. Some of our mishaps in life that are small or big, teach us the most significant lessons about ourselves and life.
As my body fought the greatest battle, thoughts of relaxation, unraveling, and taking time for myself came to mind. That was the focus during recuperation.
I’ve been so busy; always been on the go for a very long time. Even during the lockdown, I found ways to keep busy at home. I felt that God and the universe used that period of illness to say, “take it easy” and “slow it down.” I listened, took time for myself, and didn’t feel guilty about it.
Here are seven things I appreciated during my COVID illness.
- Quarantining alone. Not having to worry about spreading this virus to anyone for a week.
- The people I had face-to-face contact with the day before my symptoms began did not get sick.
- Family and close friends offered assistance and sent their love and prayers during my recovery.
- I had bouts of energy to complete my culinary school assignments while drenched in sweat (I know, it was gross, but I’m the only one who ate the food I cooked that week).
- Grocery delivery service is a God-sent!
- Cooking fresh and healthy BLD dishes daily.
- Taking this time to unwind and recharge.
In good health,