Hello world! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted here and what a crazy minute it has been. By the time you are reading this we would be in the midst of July but mentally I’m still processing February, the last period of normalcy that I can recall. How have you all been doing these past few months? I’d be lying if I said that quarantine has been pure bliss because all around, things and times have been hard. So, I’m not here to preach to you about how you should be starting that business or taking that course otherwise you’re a failure. I’ve seen far too many of those posts on Instagram and Twitter.
It’s okay if you are taking this time to rest and just spend time with your family. You also don’t have to start a business right now just for the sake of starting a business; unless, of course, that’s what you want to do! I guess my point is you shouldn’t feel pressured to do so because you perhaps have more time on your hands. We are living through a pandemic and a social revolution after all!
My journey through this “season” has been a mix of feelings. I started out with the need to feel productive with courses, home projects, side hustles etc. I am currently on an indefinite furlough from work so for the first time in a long time I’ve had more free time than I know what to do with. I needed to feel like I wasn’t wasting it all away. Keeping busy was a good distraction from what was going on in the world but there have been days where I’ve felt down in the dumps, not wanting to do anything at all. Sadly, I’ve had more of those days than I would like as this pandemic drags on with no end in sight.
Alas, it’s not all doom and gloom here, lol. I may be down but I try not to stay down and out for too long! For example, I’ve fallen madly in love with baking. It’s become my therapy and a growing little hustle of sorts. I bake something new every week and my treats have become quite the hit! I even have an Instagram page dedicated to my baking adventures @treatsbyreeks .You guys should follow me, lol!
I finally had that long overdue link up (via Zoom of course, lol) with my high school friends. We’re in different parts of the world caught up with work and life, but it took a pandemic to finally slow things down enough to bring the gang back together. I’m not mad about that all!
I’ve also seen more of my husband in the last four months than I’ve seen of him in the last four years. That’s either a good thing or bad thing depending on how you look at it, but hey we haven’t killed each other yet, lol!
I don’t know what lesson life is trying to teach me right now but I’m embracing the good and bad of this season and taking things one day at a time. I encourage you all to do the same!
I have a lot more content coming this way. Until then, hope you guys stay safe and healthy!
Chat Soon- Reika Yanique