We are all accustomed to the comforts of our fast-paced frenetic lifestyles that a second to pause feels foreign to us, especially to Flight Attendants, which I know firsthand. ✈️ With our ever changing schedules, destinations, and flocks of people who come in and out of our lives, 🌍 this lockdown has given us a chance to take the most adventurous and gratifying journeys of all - which is to do some soul-searching and just BE. 🙏🏼 Doesn’t it feel both beautiful and dangerous in a way?
The first five days I’ve caught up on sleep, 💤 catching up on my favourite shows 📺 - still unsure what to do with myself and how to organize my day accordingly. The eventual lockdown of the gym, running 🏃🏻♀️ tracks, and public spaces threw me for a loop. A range of emotions - from anxiety, panic, to a sense of calm - all came crashing in and to a halt 🛑 all at once when I realized, “When will I ever have this time again?” Then came the sense gratitude and responsibility that forced me to just BE, which I’ve been aiming for since day 1 of solitude. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NOW - I’m thankful to be Home and feel safe - to get to watch the sunset everyday 🌇 , to read my collection of books 📚 on spirituality, to take TIME and actually have the ENERGY to make delicious home-cooked meals (yes, I can cook 👩🏻🍳,) practice pilates, yoga, and meditate at least twice a day! 🧘🏻♀️ And mostly - I learned to be thankful for every smile, greetings from strangers, and treasure moments with loved ones who always seem near but yet too far in reality. ♥️ This time is difficult for everyone, and I continuously pray for those still in the frontlines, those fighting for their lives, and those who we’ve lost in this battle. Stay safe everyone, have faith, and God bless! #thistooshallpass