It’s been exactly 21 days since I’ve been home in isolation with my family, no thanks to Corona.
I used to think that isolation won’t be that bad mostly because I stay indoors whenever I’m home from school. I’ve never been more wrong.
I know most African children can relate to this. It’s like this is the perfect opportunity for my parents, especially my mum, to unleash whatever punishment *exaggeration* she’s planned for me for years.
I’m always running errands, cleaning, cooking, washing, I must be doing something *again exaggeration*. Although I’m not the only child, I have 3 junior siblings, but my sister and I do the most. My parents couldn’t be more happier about this lock-down of a thing. Again no thanks to Corona.
Apart from me exaggerating about the chores and all, isolation hasn’t be that bad. My siblings were very happy that I came home, mostly because they want to rip me off of every dime I’ve got. They think I don’t know ?.
We’ve been watching lots of movies together, playing games and doing silly stuff. Spending time with my parents hasn’t been that bad also. We haven’t done any activity together per se, apart from my mum and I gossiping about random stuff ( i.e how the lock-down has been saving marriages at the moment, lol) and my dad forcing us to chew garlic and bitter leaf ? and making us take herbal concoctions as per to prevent us from the virus. May God help us all.
I’ve been trying my best to not overthink and just be okay. It’s hard though. I know some people need some sort of distraction to feel better and this lock-down isn’t helping, I understand. But I’ve actually found some things to do while I’m home and I think it might help.
I’ve started reading books and they’re really good. Harry Potter, I know I might be late and most of you have read the series already. J.K Rowling is really good. My least favourite series is Harry Potter and the order of Phoenix, men that book played with my emotions (Sirius died?). I don’t want to start ranting. Anyways, John Grisham’s books are also good.
I deleted all the songs on my phone because I felt I was getting tired of them. I’ve started a search for new songs and so far my search has been good. I’ve found artists I don’t listen to before like The weekend (don’t get mad), Bazzi (love his songs), Lizzo ( she gives me that certain energy), Wande Coal, Lewis capaldi, Tori lanez, Teni and lots more.
I’ve been watching movies and lots of shows. Series I never had time for. I can’t believe I’ve been missing a lot. I’ve binge watched “You” with my sister. Money heist season 4 is out but I haven’t watched it yet, my crazy friends gave me spoilers so I’m not that excited but it’s really good. I’m going to watch “Miracle in cell no 7” the Turkish movie really soon. I heard it made some people cry, I’m excited.
Among other things, I’ve been having classes online (it’s hard to focus sometimes), I’ve been practicing my makeup which is therapeutic, and thinking of more contents to write on.
The main point of the stuff I wrote above is that there a lot of things you can get to do during this period that you haven’t been opportuned to do. Trying out things you’ve never done or you’ve always wanted to do. Try out things like baking or learn how to play piano or practicing your makeup or working out in your room or learn new languages, a lot of things. I’m getting good at braiding my own hair, I was never good at it.
We can’t say but opportunities like this may never come again, it’s better we make use of it. You might find out you’re good at some things you never knew you could do.
Stay safe y’all.