It’s been more than a month in quarantine. But I was accidentally blessed to be with my family, in my comfort zone when flights stopped.
Even though I will be paying for it later when I will have to start all over. And economy everywhere…we all know…
But I am not the only one. In fact I’m one of the luckiest people to be in a relatively comfortable position by every means.
I know even though it’s a global pandemic, it’s hitting people differently.
But what do we do about our ungrateful minds.
It started pulling me back to where I was when I came here. And it wasn’t a nice place.
I edited, formatted and published paperback of my book.
I ran a promotion and it played out well.
But still I wasn’t feeling ok.
So I took a break from people in general. It got concerning for my family but gladly most of them understand now so they just let me be. During this time I read 3 books, I haven’t gotten a chance to read this much in a long while.
But nope.. no satisfaction. It was like the hollow was getting hollower with every effort I made to fill it.
Then I ordered art materials. A sketchpad, pastels, charcoal and all of that stuff was such amazing quality, pastels were buttery and pad has cool toned papers.. but I was sitting by the pile of stuff, numb, feeling nothing.
I almost felt I have lost ability to feel joy, happiness, satisfaction.
I felt that dark cloud of constant gloom never leaves my head.
Even when I’m with people I want to be with.
I have all the material aspects that are imagined to bring joy. Take my word, it’s a huge lie.
After days of struggling to find out why is this happening, I raised the white flag of surrender and left myself to the mercy of the winds.
It’s easier this way. Easier to cope
I stoped chasing answer.
Because nobody has an answer to anything these days.
I have constant guilt of not studying enough, not working out, not eating healthy, not taking care of my pending tasks..
But then it’s ok.
We all are going through something that binds all of us to some level.
You can have everything and still you can’t have a plan. But it’s okay not to have one right now.
We are humans against a pandemic, it’s not a movie … it’s life.
If you can do something productive, it’s ok.
If you can’t, that’s ok as well.
Eventually this will end and the dust will settle.
We all will go back to life.
There will be changes but we will get used to those too.
Don’t be hard on yourself, because the world will move on but the damage to your mental health will stay.
Take care of yourself, your mind, your heart.
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