How are you doing, friends? We are doing well - trying to make the most of these strange days we find ourselves in!
Uncertain times like these can manifest themselves in a myriad of ways... and some not so great, like fear, depression or sheer madness from staying home all day every day. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every industry and has affected us all in different ways- from our health, to our finances, to our emotional wellbeing. In that vein I'd like to share one way it has impacted me personally, and what I'm doing to find joy in these uncertain times.
My husband, Matt, and I were looking forward to our honeymoon in April. It was going to be the most luxe, extravagant vacation we had ever been on, because we had a lot to celebrate... us! We were going to spend two weeks in South Africa cage diving with great white sharks, seeing the Big 5 on safari, sipping wine in South African wine country, followed by a trip to the Seychelles for island hopping, scuba diving and relaxing on the white sandy beaches. We had been planning it for months and were crushed when we realized we wouldn't be able to go.
I went through waves of emotion, from feeling sorry for myself, to being mad that our honeymoon was taken away from us, to now realizing that things happen and we just need to make the best of our situation. We will reschedule it for another time, but until then I'm focused on being happy in the moment.
So on that note... here are some things I've been doing at home that has sparked joy for me - I hope that if you're struggling these may help you too.
How are you finding joy right now? Please share! I'd love to hear how you all are doing and add more joy-filled moments to my list.
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2019 was a big year for me... I got engaged to the love of my life, Matt, and we married at the end of November. It was the most beautiful, special day of our lives, surrounded by the people we love.
In the days after the wedding an article was being shared on Facebook about the significance of our special day. Happily indulging in my wedded bliss, I hadn't been on social media and didn't see the article until my friend sent it to me directly. I was blown away.
The article was written by Ellen Futterman, a woman who happened to be vacationing at the same place and same time that Matt and I were getting married. She beautifully and eloquently captured the spirit of our celebration. It's a special piece that I will cherish forever.
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