She's 23 and stuck in Quarantine! Wow, what a year. If you asked me a year go what I was doing for my birthday, I would have never guessed that I would be staying home. When COVID19 hit Toronto in March, I was pretty devastated to hear that we would be social distancing for the next few months. For those who know me, I make a pretty big deal out of birthdays. It's the one day of the year I get to show out and show up for myself. For the past few years I have always spent my birthday celebrating with my best friends, so I was pretty disappointed that I couldn't leave home this year. To my surprise though, it was one of the best birthdays I ever had and I'm excited to share how I spent it.
2020 has definitely been off to a weird start. Never thought I'd live to see a global pandemic, but here we are. A lot of us are confused and concerned like myself, but more than ever, it is so important that we stay together and still check-in with our loved ones while we can't physically see them. I absolutely miss my friends and as challenging as this is, I'm very grateful that I have a home to even stay home at, not to mention with family which I know not everyone has. My heart is with every single person who is being affected by COVID19, whether you've lost your job or loved one, feeling sick or lonely, I am with you and I'm encouraging everyone who's reading this to lean on each other and do not be afraid to ask for some support. As I navigate through these changes, I thought I'd share some dos and don'ts that have been helping me out while I self-isolate and stay at home. Below are 10 helpful and 10 not-so-helpful things you can do while you Quarantine & Chill:
Learning How to Fly is a visual and written diary series dedicated to all things women and wellness. Through digital storytelling, Keosha shares her personal life experiences and how she navigates her own world and the people around her through the lens of a Black woman. Learning How to Fly reflects on identity, hardships, emotions, love and the lessons they unfold.