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All I can say is sometimes I find myself literally day dreaming of the day where we will say:
"Hey, remember those times when we were in quarantine...." and then chat about the life we lived "back then".
As I mentioned in Part 6, I want to rejoice when I look back on these moments because we will never get them again (or at least I hope NOT!). I also mentioned, all of this new normal makes us reflect on what we took for GRANTED only 79 days ago (and probably for much longer as time goes on). Who knows when we will get back to what we knew as "normal".... But my question today is: was that normal healthy? was that even a normal we want to go back to?
I talked a lot this week about: adapting to new realities and focusing on what we can control (in Part 1), being able to serve others and being a light of hope for them (in Part 2), the extra struggle extroverts are having (in Part 3), the joys of accepting the natural versions of ourselves (dans la partie 4), dealing with the mental consequences of quarantine (in Part 5) and coming out of this pandemic a victor or a victim (dans la partie 6). That being said, in each part written and recorded throughout the week, there has been SO much learning and SO much reflecting. Reflecting on the previous normal, the "new" normal and the normal we will be able to create in the future.
Considering WHAT our normal was and reimagining WHAT it will consist of in order to mold it according to what we have LEARNT about ourselves during these trying times is my final reflection, for the last part of my blog series.
HOW will the lessons in your rearview mirror affect WHAT YOU SEE IN DO when you're looking out your windshield?
Take time to recollect what you used to know as regular and as routine:
Where were you putting your energy? Was it in line with your values or were you simply in the hamster wheel? What do you miss the most about your ordinary life? But, what elements and lessons from these extraordinary times can you integrate down the road when all of the dust settles?
Now, we have all heard the saying:
but when it all passes, what matters the most is that we have learned;
as my friend Rafiki once said:
I don't think there's a better way to end this 7 part blog and podcast series than with a Disney quote! I can't even say it was planned because each day I sat down at my laptop with a few sentences, from the Notes on my phone, and a global idea of what I was going to write about. The best part was letting the creative juices flow out of me and simply write for pleasures sake.
I don't know when I'll come back to these thoughts and deliberations but it was really cool reflecting publicly for the past 7 days on my blog and podcast platform, for my own self and for you all!
Hey, you can do ANYTHING for a week, you should try it out, you got lots of time!
Si j'attends pour la perfection, je n'écrierais jamais un mot...
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