Growth Within The Quarantine

Today I decided to light a candle and write. I didn’t have a purpose or intention behind what I’m writing, but I just felt the need to write. 

This current quarantine is something that I really needed. It is serving as time for me to put forth the right amount of effort to get to the destination of where my purpose resides. Throughout this quarantine, I have been doing things that I should have done a long time ago. But with the responsibilities outside of the quarantine, I wasn’t able to do so. 

Looking back on my life, I’ve never been a breakfast person. Most mornings I’d drink a protein shake and head out the door to work without eating a balanced breakfast. Many days, I’d feel lethargic and think that I just needed a nap. I also thought that this feeling was normal since I didn’t feel sick or weak. I honestly never realized that my lack of energy came from not eating a balanced breakfast, especially since my protein shake says “24 vitamins and minerals” on the label.

Now with nothing but time on my hands, I have been preparing and eating a balanced breakfast every morning. I’ll eat oatmeal or eggs, with fruits, and greek yogurt. As simple as this may sound, it gives me so much energy. I notice the boost of energy when I go for my morning walks. Instead of walking the whole way, I find myself jogging or running through my neighborhood. I don’t even take take naps anymore, and those close to me knows I love my nap times.  

This quarantine have also given me the opportunity to continue building my faith in God.  (which I’ll probably get more in depth on in a later post.) Me and D. Ward (co host of The Mental Stimulation Podcast) were having a conversation about the Bible and he mentioned the Bible app to me. I previously had the app on my last phone, but when I upgraded my phone I never downloaded the app. As a result of our conversation, I downloaded the app and began exploring the plans section.

When I scrolled through the plans, I felt like a kid in a candy store. There were so many plans that I thought could be beneficial to me based on the titles. Immediately I started  clicking away and began reading devotionals and scriptures within these plans. I then ran across a plan called “Why Am I Single” and thought, “hmmm let me read this.”

While reading a devotional under this plan, I ran across the term “intentional singleness”, a term that I’ve never heard before, so I googled it. One of the results that popped up was a video by Pastor Michael Todd titled, “Before The Person” which is from his Relationship Goals Series. When I watched this video, I was amazed by the content and continued watching the rest of the series. I promise you, this series have changed my whole outlook on God, Myself, and relationships, whether it’s romantic, platonic, or business. If you haven’t watched these videos yet, do yourself a favor and watch it. Trust me, you won’t regret it. 

I’m sharing all of this to say that I have learned so much about myself and God throughout this quarantine. I’m not saying that I will be a perfect human being once this quarantine is over, but I know that I will be a brand new individual. I am really embracing this quarantine and spiritual journey that I am on and I can’t wait to update you all every step of the way. 

Don’t let this quarantine set you back and use it as a time to become the best version of yourself that you can be. Take care. 

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