What I Learned in Isolation

As Within, So Without

September 10, 2020

It was a shock to all as the news about COVID-19 spread to every aspect of life and staying at home was the safest thing anyone could do. While isolation may have been a bore to some, I decided to take advantage of this opportunity to focus on myself more.

I started writing about how my day went, why I felt the way I did and random thoughts. Journaling was a good place to let everything out”

— Elizabeth Blocker

Always complaining of never having enough time in a regular school year, I decided to start journaling everyday again. I started writing about how my day went, why I felt the way I did and random thoughts. Journaling was a good place to let everything out and allowed me to better understand myself. There were days my eyes were glued to my journal and I would just write, write, write.

Social media was just a big blob of toxicity and not a good place for my mind to wander into. It’s a deception to trap people into this world of lies; a tool used to bring people down and shape their ideas of life. Not  a lot of people seem to realize this. In fact, I didn’t realize this tool was doing more harm than good to me. Only recently have I decided to take a break from the world of social media and it has bettered me already. I spend more time doing productive things like learning new skills, cleaning, cooking, exercising, meditating and writing. 

There are many nights where I do nothing but read about people’s spiritual journeys, learn about the history of it and everything that goes into it. This has been the biggest change of mine because I’ve been learning so much these past few months. It has opened my eyes and shaped me into the person I am today. I am not done learning and will never be.

The pursuit of knowledge — this is a never ending journey of mine.

About the Writer
Photo of Elizabeth Blocker
Elizabeth Blocker, Photo Editor
Elizabeth Blocker is a junior who has been on staff for two years. In her first year, she was an ALL-STAR STAFFER (an inside joke) and this year she is the photo editor of The Legend yearbook. While being in yearbook, she had the opportunity to report the on summer traveling, marching band and the student council. She loves to meditate, be out in nature, dancing and journaling. Being on staff has revealed a few passions for her to pick up on such as writing and photography.