If The Pandemic Is Teaching Me Anything, It Is To Take Time To Breathe
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If The Pandemic Is Teaching Me Anything, It Is To Take Time To Breathe

Please slow down and enjoy life, it truly is beautiful.

If The Pandemic Is Teaching Me Anything, It Is To Take Time To Breathe

With the second month of quarantine now fully complete, I have been doing a lot of self-reflection on who I am, and who I want to be. I dearly miss my residents, my Residence Life team, my LEx team and NRHH family, but I am also extremely thankful for this time that I am getting to spend getting to know myself. As I am a very go-go-go person, I don't normally give myself a lot of time to sit down and check in with myself without any other distractions. Right before the quarantine hit, I was having a lot of anxiety with feeling like I wasn't doing enough, but at the same time doing so much that I was losing myself in the process. As a second semester sophomore, I was lining myself up for opportunities to fill my junior year with, but I was not really focused on me "why." I was getting a lot of anxiety over the idea of not being enough for graduate school, like I was faking my way through and was just going through the motions of my life, not really living and immersing myself in it.

In a way, it took a pandemic to allow me the space and "time" to check-in with myself. I know my "why" now more than ever, and a lot of that has been defined by the parts of my life that I dearly miss right now. Post quarantine, I am making a promise to myself (a written one, due to this post) that I will take even five minutes out of each day to check-in with myself, journal my mood, or just lay down on my bed with no music, no phone, no distractions. I have so many dreams and aspirations, but they all mean nothing if I do not just slow down and breathe, and truly enjoy the strong, empowered woman I am becoming.

Please slow down and enjoy life, it truly is beautiful.

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