Just Hello Series,  Personal

Just Hello No. 13: Being on a quarantine

Being on a quarantine made us closer to the things that truly matter.

Communicating, might it be face to face or virtually with loved ones, doing tasks you seldom do yet are the basic such as household chores, doing important tasks on its schedule, being able to freely accomplish activities that truly fuels your drive and so much more. Being on a quarantine and simply seeing activities being put on a halt made you a lot of thinking.

The last few weeks has become a process of cleansing for me. Appreciating the small things and finding happiness in it. Knowing the real battles. Leaving negative, stressful things that are not worth fighting for. Preventing unnecessary conversations. Pondering your real purpose. Tracing your own path, and most of all, fostering self-love. Honestly, I lack this particular value. If I should have such strong self-love, self-trust and self-reliance long ago, I must have less doubts in the past.

So many realizations have become lessons in this time of quarantine; I pondered to myself, that it might be a way the Above let to happen because people need deep thinking, the world need such cleansing.

I have been stressed also amid this global pandemic, but it felt different. In this situation and still having everything that I have, knowing that family and friends still stick with me through thick and thin, having been accepted amid the changed person that I am brought about the difficulties, pains and obstacles that challenged me in some ways, that every single entity valuable to me stayed despite my flaws, my heart is overwhelmingly grateful.

Thank you, Lord.

Irene is a lifestyle and travel blogger from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She is just one of your typical storytellers who appreciate the wonders of life. Most of the time, she seeks for a beautiful place and get lost in it.


  • Jam

    Quarantine really teaches us a lot, the time and the moment we have for our family, let’s all cherish those moments and also to have a deep thinking about ourselves helping ourselves to be less stress in life also to heal ourselves.

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