Quarantine Update

I have not written as much during Quarantine as I intended, but I have been getting some requests for content, so I am ready to get back to work.

These last couple months have kicked my butt mentally. I’ll admit that I didn’t want to much of anything. I used what energy I could muster up to cook some meals for myself, get my school work done, and go to my new part-time job. The school work was particularly difficult because I lost basically all motivation for my studies. With everything going on in the world around us, my school work felt menial, pointless, and just not worth the the effort. I had to have hard conversations with myself to force myself to do my assignments. If anyone knows the type of student I am, this was incredibly out of character.

The pandemic has certainly affected my mental health, and I know I am not alone in that. If you have also been struggling, please know this is not abnormal. You are not a failure or worth any less because a global crisis, plus economic insecurity and social isolation has put a damper of you or anyone’s else’s expectations of your productivity. I encourage everyone to be patient and kind to themselves during this time. That is what I am trying to do for myself.

Now that school is over for the summer, I am trying to find projects for myself to keep me motivated. When I feel unmotivated, I don’t write, which is sad because of how much I love writing. I missed being on the blog, and I want to share what I have been up to in the kitchen. I have some exciting posts coming your way very shortly. I want to leave you in a bit of anticipation, but I will share that I have an update to my most popular post.

I hope everyone is taking care of their physical and mental needs during this difficult time. Thank you for bearing with me while I finished the most difficult semester of my life.

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