Updated: May 7
Two months of self-isolation provides a lot of time to reflect. Here's some lessons I've learned being in stuck in my apartment, alone for two months...
Money matters: There is a lot of causes and issues to be passionate about in life, and that's a good thing. However, far too often we refuse to admit that money is one of those things - that's not a good thing. I have quickly learned during this period of chaos, that money not only matters but it enables you to live your best damn life. I don't care what they say, you simply will not make it that far without money (and not I'm not saying you have to be rich, but you do have to have enough). Running out of money and resources - that is perhaps my only fear. Life requires toughness: I've been alone during this quarantine and instead of wallowing or getting too sad (there have been bouts), I've dedicated this period to getting stronger, to becoming a better version of myself. I'm using this time to focus on self development and discovery. I begin my days with scripture and prayer, I've developed a tight skincare and fitness routine - I workout more and eat healthier than ever before. I'm fulfilled by my routine, it has kept my head up through the uncertainty.
You need a partner: I've never invested much in dating, and while I'm tough and I can make it on my own, it doesn't mean that I should. Life isn't meant to be lived alone. There is something beautiful about companionship, and for the first time I find myself craving it. I realize the importance of having someone to share your life with - the good and the bad.
Travel, experiences are greater than possessions: I will travel more, and absolutely work a bit less. Life is short and can truly change at the drop of a dime. It's time to cross Tulum, Bali and Puerto Rico off my list.
Be fearless: After this, nothing except poverty, scares me. I've decided to lean in, and commit to restarting my life and career at 36.
It's not that serious: Sometimes you have to live - throw diets, routines, and everything out the window and just enjoy yourself. Life is too short not to, and tomorrow will bring a whole different set of worries and challenges. While you can, enjoy yourself.