Quarantined Bodies, Free Minds

Years from now we’ll look back on the global pandemic and quarantine of 2020 and tell our stories to the younger generations. When that time comes, they’ll ask this question:

“What did you do when you couldn’t leave home for months?”

I consider myself very lucky to still have my job and am working from home until further notice. If that changes, you bet your ass I’ll be hyper-focused on the novel that I started in late 2019.

Many of us will be or already have been laid off, furloughed, forced to work part-time or face some other uncertainties regarding the future of our careers. For those of you with unexpected free time on your hands, I invite you to ask yourselves this simple question:

“What passion have I been neglecting because I’ve been too busy with work?”

Think about that for a moment.

Would you rather your pandemic story be that you devoted your energy to something you’ve previously only dreamt you had time for… or that you squandered your free time binge-watching Netflix, scrolling through social media, looking at memes, or some other means of wasting your energy.

If you choose to make the best of the time you have, start today! Don’t make that empty promise to yourself that you’ll begin ‘tomorrow’… the day that never comes, where all the hopes and dreams of our passions go to die.

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