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.
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.
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!
52 thoughts on “Dear COVID-19”
I found that the whole lockdown situation gave me a chance to focus on my writing as well. I’ve really enjoyed that part of it, if nothing else!
That’s awesome! It’s something, better then nothing!
It has been difficult time’s, one thing that has taught me how much I miss my partner, not seeing her in 3 months was awful, happily though last week I got the chance to see her and we had a fantastic time together 😁 we are 1 day away closer to getting out of this mess.
I cant imagine not seeing my partner for so long, but I’m glad you’re able to see her!!
Really nice post. These are the times to change things up and for a little self reflection. I’ve spent a lot more time thinking and trying new things, like yoga. We won’t forget covid anytime soon but we have a chance to be better and happier going forward.
I can totally relate to what you’re describing. If it weren’t for COVID, I also wouldn’t have started my blog, so I’m grateful for this opportunity.
It’s very sad that it takes something like this to start blogging, but at least we’re trying to make the most of it!
I feel very much the same! I am pregnant so this virus thing is particularly stressful but I try and focus on all the good that’s come from it too. Good for you for doing the same! I look forward to reading your future posts.
Thank you! I hope all goes well your you and your baby!
I started a blog due to covid too! I wish I’d thought of it earlier!
We are very similar! I too wrote often once I was younger and adulthood got in the way of that passion. I started my own blog recently to put the spark back into writing ❤️ I’m so glad you’ve been finding love for it once more!
Thank you, I’m glad you got your spark back as well!
I’ve found lockdown has helped me with my blog a lot, I’ve been able to pay more attention to it. Now I start work, I hope things won’t be too different!
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Fab post – it’s great to channel your energy into writing, stories and letters. Especially during times like this!
Lovely post, I think this is a great time for reflection and I really enjoyed reading this. Making sure that you stay productive is key 🙂
Thank you! I hope you do too!
I couldn’t agree more!! Even my blog is the only thing which is keeping me sane at this time. Its really helping me ignore everything happening in the world. Lovely post 👏😊
That’s great to hear!
I love how you took these unprecedented times and made something great! Ironically enough, that’s how me and kat started our blog! Looking forward to more posts from you!
Thank you! I’m glad to hear that’s how you started your blog as well! Here’s to many more posts!
I’ve definitely reignited some of my passions during the pandemic as well! I’ve gotten more into blogging, reading, and other projects I’ve wanted to do for a while!
That’s awesome!! It’s always rewarding when we get back into the things we love doing!
I made a lot of life changing decisions during lockdown. One of which was to invest more time in my writing. I’ve spent the last 2 months writing my second novel, 6 years after the first was published. Didn’t think I’d ever find the time. The experience has reminded me of my true passion and set me firmly back on the path towards my lifelong ambition.
I’m so happy that blogging has helped you cope even with the stressful stuff around us x Thank you for sharing 🙂
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Great post! Definitely need to look at the bright side of things during this time. Glad it’s given you more time to blog!
Thank you! I hope you’re able to do the same too!
I’m definitely looking at the positives. I actually have planned a blog of my own on looking at the positives covid has brought.
That’s great to hear!
I agree, having this blog has definitely kept me motivated during these trying times, and I’m glad it keeping you busy as well 🙂
Thank you, and I hope your blog continues to motivate and inspire you 😊
This pandemic came at a time when life turned upside down for my husband and I already so it’s been an extra strain on an already difficult time (my husband has Stage 4 cancer). My writing just stopped because I haven’t been able to get my mind right (until now — I managed to upload a post again). I think having something we can do that we enjoy and can be a grounding for us no matter what we are facing is such a valuable thing to do. Thanks for writing this post, I really enjoyed it!
I’m so sorry about your husband, and I hope all is well. Thank you for reading my post 😊
COVID-19 has been rough on everyone. My husband is working from home. I was working from home for 2 months because I requested it. I have a medical condition putting me at high risk for COVID-19. It sucks because my workplace is considered essential and the Diocese we’re under has a policy that hourly employees have to be onsite. I’m back onsite but it’s been rough adjusting to the schedule, and I don’t have as much time working on my blog as I’d like.
I’m so sorry to hear that, I hope all goes well for your and your husband!
I sure feel the same as you do, I am currently in graduate school and my research was cancelled because of COVID and I had to start all over again and restructure it to fit into the restrictions. The pandemic as given me a bit of clarity and I honestly see things a bit differently now.
I am glad something came off this.
Oh no that’s horrible! I’d cry if my research was cancelled 😭 but I’m glad you’re trying to make the most of it
Oh, believe me, I bawled by eyes out. But I’m all good now.
That’s good 😊
Let’s hope for a better tomorrow 🎉🌟
Cheers to that!
It was really nice reading this. I really enjoyed.
Love it! You have such a positive attitude. That attitude will take you around the world!
Thank you! It’s always important to look at the positives in life!