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.
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.