The Struggles of Living Alone During Quarantine

The coronavirus is taking its toll on the world. 

I don’t complain often because there are people dying of COVID alone across the world and their families are left to grieve without getting to say proper goodbyes. There are essential workers getting paid dust and people still struggling to pay bills due to losing jobs or side hustles. There are parents struggling to telework while keeping their kids educated and entertained at home (if this hasn’t proven that teachers deserve way more money and support, I honestly don’t know what will). There are way bigger issues to worry about, I know. 

At this point, it’s been almost 4 months since I’ve been in quarantine. My last day of working in the office was March 13 before my organization went on full telework. I don’t go out really other than to go to the store and the occasional visit to my immediate family. I was good with that at first. The first few months were completely fine. I’ve enjoyed working from home (and still do, honestly). Netflix and I had an amazing relationship already, and then add Disney+ to the mix? BLISS. I got to take more naps and virtual events were fun…for a while. 

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New week and another new #MondayMotivation quote for you all. This one is from author Chris Brogan and encourages us all to not settle for anything in life.

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Inspirational Jam: “It Ain’t Yours To Throw Away”-Sam Palladio

“What if you’re just a vessel and God gave you something special? It ain’t yours to throw away…”

I’m not even the biggest fan of country music but Nashville was my show and this was my SONG! I thought that “It Ain’t Yours To Throw Away,” sung by Sam Palladio on the show, would be a great Inspirational Jam to kick off a new month.

As sung on the song, you can and probably will grow weary of the work that you do, no matter how much you love it. It can feel like you’ll never “make it” to where you want to be, even though you’ve been putting in all of this work. However, this song is a reminder that your gift, whatever it may be, is bigger than you and your desires.

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Words of Wisdom: “You’re Worth It”-Viola Davis

I have to kick off this new month with this powerful Words of Wisdom clip from one of my favorite actresses of all time, Viola Davis. I hope and pray that this clip helps us all to push past our doubts and fears towards new goals this month and beyond. AND that July 2020 doesn’t give us any more trouble, because these past six months have been A MESS.

This was a video that Viola had posted on her Instagram and that had circulated for beauty brand L’Oréal about a month ago. However, many of us saw it during a commercial break during the BET Awards 2020 on June 28. In the video, Viola talks about the importance of us all knowing our worth. Something that we’ve heard before, but it’s her message behind it that makes you feel like you can stand on top of the world!

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Another new week, another #MondayMotivation quote. This one is from speaker and entrepreneur Rob Hill, Sr.

The quote reminds us that when it’s all said and done, we all have to do what is best for us, our mental health, and our future success. Sometimes, people won’t agree or understand but we have to make the best decisions for our lives.

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