Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a situation that you didn’t really like, but you couldn’t see that you had any options except to remain on that path?
And I learned that feeling stuck was a message to me that my life was begging for change.
One thing I’ve learned recently is that all of my habits that formed my day-to-day life pre-COVID-19 were not iron-clad. I was forced to make a different choice…because the choice I was used to was no longer available.
And you know what? I’m happier for it.
I learned that I didn’t have to feel like I was a slave to the gym.
I learned that I could shop for groceries once a week instead of stopping several times a week just for a few choice items.
I learned that I could be more productive setting distinct goals for my work day at home than clocking in 8 hours in at the office without.
I learned that I am actually capable of coloring my own hair.
I learned that I don’t need to travel and have days and nights out on the town to feel gratitude for my husband and life in general.
I learned that phone calls with my family and friends could be far richer when I rely on non-physical means for our main connection.
I would have never considered I had these opportunities because my blinders were so fully set on the picture I’d created of my life.
As we all maneuver through the various challenges of the time, let’s consider these days as an opportunity to rebuild our lives in ways we never seriously pursued.
It’s a time ripe for reinvention. Let’s cherish the opportunity.