I missed blogging. I have been working full time (what’s new eh?) side hustling with photography and taking a full time course. People who knows me well, knows that I am a workaholic, I am either working or thinking about what to do next. I never had or spent time for myself. Lot of things I wanted to do were in a pending mode, whether blogging our starting a YouTube Channel. And Covid19 happened in Canada, where we were partially quarantined in our homes and some people may have stocked up on toilet paper and some others on food which was not the case for me. I was stocked with lot of ideas and was motivated to put more time into my passion. It has been more than a month and I’ve been and trying to use this time to be productive and to use the time wisely. Now, that I have more time for myself, I wanted to do the things i never got the chance to do. Here are the most important things I’ve learned during the confinement.
One thing I definitely learned is to take care of myself. Usually, I always kept myself busy with work, shoots and classes. I would do the basic self care some times in awhile but never had the time to do in a consistent way and eventually forget about it. But as of the current situation, I try my best to always remind myself that it is the time to take of myself and bring out a daily routine throughout the day.
Follow your dreams
this new normal life gave me plenty of free time on my own which I have not taken for granted. I am trying to use it wisely. It allowed me to refocus on my dreams and my pending projects which I never had the proper time to do so. One of the main reason that led me into photography is definitely writing (blogging). In the beginning, was very active and would be writing more often and eventually with more bookings and other reasons I stopped writing. I would be always bothered and missed writing and even think to write but I was not inspired with anything. The second thing, I always wanted to do is to start a YouTube Channel even way before I start photography. Now, I found the perfect time to work on these two and to create more.
With all the new technologies and new way of living, the people have become more selfish than ever. it has brought lot of distance between human, where we forgot to really care about others and the planet. Individualism became more and more evident in our daily lives where we only thing about ourselves and the one we really love at some extend. But, when were were told to stay home and maintain distances and avoid gatherings, we truly realize that compassion, love and care of others have won over our individualism and our selfishness. We started to avoid contacts and avoided unnecessary gatherings and trips to avoid the spread of the virus and to save many lives, the one we know and definitely the one we don’t know. It hasn’t been easy but these moments is truly an win over the world. LOVE OVER SELFISHNESS.
Money isn’t everything
It is not always about the money. We couldn’t save lives with the money we had. but did with the money we couldn’t make (staying home) Life is not always easy. We tend to show off with the money we have, big parties, big weddings, big events. Once again love conquered the money, for the sake of our loved one, we had postponed or canceled events and money couldn’t do anything. Whether you are rich or poor LOVE conquers all.
Learning new skills
And the last thing, I definitely learned is skills. Laziness or lack of time, made me more lazy. It was easier for me to ask my mom to drape me the saree or it would be easier to go do my eyebrows at the saloon. But during this lockdown, I got the chance and the time to learn how to drape a saree and to do my own eyebrows. I start to cook better, enhance my photography skills.
i am aware of the privilege and I am forever grateful and thankful for this life. Not everyone can be motivated and inspired every day. Some people are even struggling to meet the ends and this situation are not helping them. I am doing my best to provide help to anyone in need and hoping for this situation to change and everything gets back to normal.