Quarantine day number..

Okay, so like, what day is it again? Guys, I think we are 5 weeks into quarantine and this extroverted, thrive-on-people girl honestly thought I was going to die in week one. Being stuck at home definitely is not for me. Honestly, before this all happened, I was almost NEVER home. Like, there’s a good chance I was home for a total of like 10 hours a day – 8 of which I was sleeping. So, how the heck am I surviving quarantine life?!


I’m actually loving it!

What? There’s no way. But I sure am. Week one was REALLY hard. I cried because I felt lonely. I truly thought I was going to die if I didn’t get out of my house. I hate being alone and I need interaction with people to feel sane. I just LOVE loving on people and being with them. But week two, something changed. I realized that in order to not feel lonely, I had to distract myself with things I love. I rarely EVER take time to chill, so I had to learn to treat my body differently, and boy did I learn a thing or two.

The first thing I did was decide I was going to do something I used to do in college – binge watch something. So I decided to binge watch ALL the marvel movies in order. Yep. But that honestly wasn’t enough. I never watch TV and I am definitely not a couch potato (but I did finish them last Sunday). Actually, I am a busy body. So, in week two, I created an 8 week challenge for myself that included things I wanted to be better at: health, fitness, encouraging people more often, spending time with the Lord, and being productive. It was EXACTLY what I needed because I am always up for a challenge.

Me realizing that God teaches us things we never realized we needed to understand…Lol

Me realizing that God teaches us things we never realized we needed to understand…Lol


Since then, I have been able to focus solely on me and my mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical health. I can’t even express how much I was neglecting these things before because I was putting all my energy into my job. The Lord has taught me that my health is SO important and that I need to stop neglecting my mind and body. He taught me that my priorities were way out of line – that I am put on this earth to thrive for his purpose. That I need to be feeding my body – literally and figuratively – with things that will allow me to grow into a better, healthier me.

To be honest, I don’t want to go back to normal. I want to make Jesus and my health all around a priority. I want to spend less time hustling and more time growing. Quarantine has been a GAME CHANGER and I am so grateful for it. I am in no way grateful for the way it happened – I hate that sickness and death is happening all over our world. But I believe that if you have taken this time to stay home and let the Lord work through you, he can change your entire outlook on life.


Let me encourage you.

If you are feeling lonely, sad, locked up, and just in a funk, I get it. The situation that we are under is truly horrific and so sad. But God. He is so good even in devastating times. If you take this time to break away from the routine you are so stuck on, I believe He can grow you in so many ways that you couldn’t even imagine. This time will pass, but if you don’t come out of it changed in some way, you are missing a great opportunity. Spend time figuring out what you’ve been neglecting and where you need to grow. Pray that the Lord would teach you and give you wisdom.

We are going to get through this, friend. And hopefully, we will go into a new world, changed for good, doing exactly what the Lord has called us to do.

Love you guys so DANG MUCH!



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