Today is scary. In fact, everyday lately has been scary. Waking up each morning unsure of what the day is going to bring. We are all witnessing a Pandemic. Something NONE of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes. I feel like I am in a bad movie. Like I am going to wake up tomorrow and all of this is going to disappear.
Today is a day that is typically celebrated with parades, packed pubs, Guinness and Irish Whiskey. But today is different. There is no parade, the pubs are all closed and the streets are empty. I am more than confident there will still be a good amount of Guinness and Irish Whiskey, just from the comforts of our own homes.
Its a weird feeling. A feeling of uncertainty. A feeling of the unknown. But the more regulations and closures that are happening, the more it is forcing us to slow down and pause. Suddenly our calendars are blank and the only thing on our agendas is to stay home. In a life that is full of loaded schedules and racing from here to there, this is an adjustment that will take some getting used to.
But I also think this is forcing a reset for everyone. I know for me, I am always on the go. I am not good at sitting home and I like to be social. But right now, I am forced to sit back and take a few deeps breaths. I know that I am going to be reading some new books, focusing on working out, meal planning to stay on track, and doing some goal setting and goal getting. I am going to be working on me. And I am going to be taking advantage of all the time I will have with my boys. This is forcing more family time, and I am here for it!
In addition, this is a great time to be there for each other. We may not be able to be together physically, but take this time to talk to each other. Maybe pick up the phone and call someone you haven’t talked to in awhile, send a card to a friend that’s been on your mind, have a virtual coffee date. Because chances are, this has been a tough and confusing time for them too, and maybe you can help each other get through this together. Even if its just have a virtual cup of coffee together instead of meeting in a coffee shop.
So as this may be a global crisis, I am going to do my best to make the most of it! #MakeYourMomentsCount has been my motto for years now, and quarantined or not, I still believe this. And I also believe this will be full of some of the best moments of our lives. We just have to learn to sit back and enjoy them. The world is asking us to pause right now, so lets try to make the most of this time at home and make each and every moment count. We will all get through this together!