April 30, 2020

This space used to be such a high priority for me. It was my outlet, a place where I wrote to figure out how I felt about things, a place where I shared stories, and a place where I have met and connected with some great people. It is still so important to me, but ever since I had M, I’ve had zero time and mental energy to write. I’m writing this at 5 am because I just can’t stand not writing any longer.

How’s everyone doing? Before quarantining started, I felt like I was getting into a good routine with M. We recently moved out of the city and we were having so much fun getting to know our new neighborhood. It took me a really long time to be completely comfortable getting out and about with M without Nick. Just as I started finding great places to take her and we were getting into an awesome routine, the quarantine started.

For me, quarantining has been mostly fine. It is tough to be home with a baby all day and not be able to go anywhere, see anyone, or have my parents visit. They used to come to help me all of the time. That being said, I have been really enjoying our quiet days together. And Nick has also been home a lot, so it’s not just me alone all day with her.

The thing that has been so tough about this pandemic for me is the fact that my brother is a nurse taking care of covid-19 patients in New York. He lives with my parents and I have been so worried about all of them. I spent the first two weeks of self-isolation in constant state of panic about all of them.

Having my family in NY being exposed to covid-19 daily has been the hardest part of this for me. Every day, I wake up wondering if they are okay. So far, somehow, thank God, they are okay.

This new normal will never feel normal to me, but I’ve finally accepted it and adapted the best I can. I still feel a lot of panic about everything, but here’s what I am doing to keep the panic at bay.

None of this is groundbreaking by any means but I thought I’d share. What are you doing to stay sane?

3 responses to “Virtual Coffee Date”

  1. Audrey says:

    Your routines are adorable and such a great idea. I feel like I’m going a little nuts at home- I love my job and my coworkers, and I look forward to getting out three days a week and working. But it’s very hard to work from home. Most of the time I can’t. I try during naps or after bedtime, but K has been carrying the weight of work mostly. I do feel very very fortunate to be with M during her formative months. We’re mot missing milestones or new developments and I LOVE that. Just trying to focus on the good 🙂

  2. Nadine says:

    Having outside space is definitely something I am thankful for right now! We have had some gorgeous weather to go along with it. It took me a long time to start blogging regularly after baby. You just do what you can when it feels right and it all works out.

  3. Leanna says:

    Baking, talking to friends like you on text and the phone like the good old days! It’s been really hard adjusting to this new normal but I find that the days I get up early, do my morning prayer and devotion and get a brief workout in before the whole house gets moving , it’s a better day overall.

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