Six Months Lockdown Reflection. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a six months lockdown reflection. Can you believe it has been exactly six months today, 23 September 2020, since the United Kingdom went on Lockdown? I wanted to share a reflection on how it has affected me and how I am moving forward.
Six Months Lockdown Reflection
When I first heard about the Lockdown, I did not take it seriously. I just thought it was another piece of news. Until my last day at work, back on 23 March 2020, and this was my very last day at work. I had to Home school my daughter, and that was it. The idea of Covid testing was scary to me but I knew it was essential to ensure everyone in the family was healthy and safe. We were homebound. The only good thing that made the Lockdown easier for me was the open shops. Understandably, my mum was acting up. She was very stressed. She was watching the news and sending me videos, remedies etc., on my WhatsApp. She was stressed out. All because her husband was not home to support her.
On the other hand, I kept myself busy with blogging and entertained with Netflix, YouTube and DisnPluslus. Sasha Ann was home learning, and we did some craft activities to stay alive.
That was what we have been doing in the last six months. I stayed home most of the time.
My 30th birthday passed, there was no cake, And everyone forgot about my birthday. I felt sad, but it was a very stressful situation, and I understood. However, we celebrated my brother’s and my mum’s 50th. Then the Lockdown restrictions started easing, and everything was normal. There is news about a Second Wave of the virus in the UK. This may put the UK back on Lockdown, affecting my Nigeria plans.
Everything Happens For A Reason
That is what I believe – everything happens for a reason. Maybe we all need this Lockdown.
Here are my Lockdown pros:
- I am now calm and fully recharged. Over the past few years, I have been on the go with college (Life as a Single Mum, Full-Time Student and Part-Time Job), my daughter’s school, searching for childcare, finding work, a new apartment etc. Go-go-go. Everything was like a race. So maybe I needed this Lockdown for my mental and physical health.
- It also helped build my relationship with my mum. My dad had left for Nigeria for work, so she felt alone and wanted a shoulder to kneel on. And that was me. My mum and I have never been as close as we are now, so she calls me nearly every day just for a chat.
- My long-distance relationship has been blooming. My man has been my rock throughout the Lockdown. We communicate with each other every single day and have grown closer as we get to know each other better. We made exciting plans for our future, family, careers, and goals.
I also managed to clear up some debt and now have more control over my finances.
The only cons about the Lockdown:
- I had plans to return to college and go on holiday to Tenerife with my daughter. I also had plans to step up my game at work. So basically, my ‘plans’ got cancelled.
- I lost my job. It was very heartbreaking for me. However, as I said, everything happens for a reason.
That’s pretty much everything. So was the Lockdown good for me? I would say – YES! Because it had helped build up my relationship with the people that matter the most time. I am blessed not to have lost any member of my family or friends to Covid-19. And I am fully recharged. I know what’s important to me, what I want, and what I need. I am ready to take on a new chapter, and Io longer here to play with Life.
Remember to Wash your hands, Wear a Mask and Stay safe.
Sarah B Mulligan
There’s no doubt so many of us share these same sentiments and pros/cons. It’s definitely been a reinventing phase. Way to have a positive outlook! Thanks for sharing!
Yeah I felt the same at first but the reality of being on lockdown hit pretty soon after as soon as I wanted to go do something but “couldn’t.” Thanks for sharing this story.
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Awww, Happy Birthday! I feel this. My one year anniversary passed and we didn’t do anything and I DESPERATELY struggled with feeling unloved even though deep down I KNOW it isn’t his fault. I hope its all over soon. Coming up on my little one’s first birthday.
It’s really great to know that good things have happened to your life during this lockdown. It’s important that we learn how to stay positive and be grateful even if our plans didn’t turned out as we expected. I also believe that everything happens for a reason and this is just a redirection in our lives.
It’s so good that you’ve taken the time to reflect on how the pandemic and lockdown affected your life. It has been such a profound year of change for all of us, and I’m glad it’s been more of a positive one for you as far as your relationships. I am sorry you lost your job. I am glad you got blogging done and bonded more with those who matter most.
You are not alone! Lockdown has changed all of our lives…and we are facing our new normal…for a long time! Stay safe, healthy, and strong!
Lockdown changed a lot of things for us too. I also had to celebrate my birthday by not celebrating at all. Sorry to hear you lost your job. hopefully this blogging things pans out big time!
Lockdown has been tough. I also missed my birthday, and my wedding. I hope things get better for you
I celebrated my big 5-0 during lock down here in the US. My immediate family did a wonderful job of making the day special. So although it wasn’t what I had planned, the day turned out special. And, I’ll never forget it LOL.
Thanks for sharing! I agree- the pandemic has allowed me to time to recharge and feel rested.
I’m glad you were able to bond with your Mum better and have discovered positive aspects of the lockdowns. It’s been so difficult for many people.
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Jennifer Van Haitsma
I’m so glad your lockdown has been going relatively well. Things are meh here, but hoping they improve soon!
Everything happens for a reason continues to be one of my big lessons for this post-Lockdown period too!
Due to this lock period, I could.get time from my job and started my personal blogging. I have learnt from my life that everything happens for a reason.
Totally feel ya! Some have struggled more than others with the lock down but it is just hard overall.