Dear COVID-19

These are unprecedented times and many people have been affected by COVID-19. I can’t even imagine what people are going through now and how they are managing to survive. You have managed to turn the world upside down, and take away our sense of normalcy.

For me personally, I have tried to look at the positive side of this whole pandemic. One positive note that has come out of this pandemic is my blog!

I used to write a lot of stories when I was younger. But as I got older, my passion for writing died because of things that were going on in my life at the time that made me depressed and anxious. When I got to college, and even now in graduate school, I’ve had to write so many research papers that writing as a hobby for me wasn’t an option. I was way too tired from writing papers for class, and working my job(s), and any free time I had I just wanted to watch videos or shows and do nothing.

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Now that I’m working from home I have a lot more free time. I’m not spending hours a day driving to the office, driving to my clients, only to come home at 8 or 9 at night to do my homework. I can get my daytime work done, my schoolwork done, and still have time to do other things!

So, I decided to take this opportunity to create a blog! Not just any blog, but a blog about something I’ve always loved to do: TRAVEL!

Creating my blog, and being able to creatively write again, made me realize how much I truly missed writing and sharing my content with others. It has given me the chance to get my creative juices flowing in a way that is informative but still easy and fun to read!

Writing college or graduate level papers, tailoring my writing style to meet research paper requirements, really sucked any passion and creativity for writing I had left from when I was younger. I’m honestly sick of writing research papers every week, but I’m almost done with graduate school so I’ll have to hold out for a little bit longer.

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Although the world is going through a crisis now, my blog is keeping me sane, grounded, and positive about the future! It gives me something to look forward to, something I enjoy doing, and it gives me the opportunity to connect with other bloggers from around the world who share that passion for travel!

So, COVID-19, you haven’t beaten me quite yet! I thank you for giving me the time and space to reflect on myself, to reconnect with my passion for writing, and giving me hope for a brighter tomorrow!

– Love,

JoJo Hall