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Lockdown Diary Day 37: Blank

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Life In The Time Of Coronavirus Lockdown Diary Day 37: Blank

This is my retaliation to you, blinking cursor on a blank page!


Blank


I can't think of anything to write because this is like a blank day. A day when it's neither blah nor boom! 

So I'm freely accepting this as a blank. 

Yeah, take that mocking blank page that's been staring back at me for 30 minutes. I'm not going to let you bully me into writing something long and inspiring.

I just lost my aunt a few days ago and we can't even pay our last respects because of this pandemic.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that the last time I saw her was during the funeral of her sister.

Our government is still pointing fingers instead of taking accountability and not taking this crisis seriously.

Where's the calamity fund?!

Turns out they're not obliged to reveal. It's futile trying to convince the blind supporters that they owe it to the people to be transparent. 

We're not in a cult. We can't just follow without knowing where they're leading us.

Giphy


Not going to guilt trip myself into being productive today.

I would usually pressure myself

I've worked hard the past days. I'm going to listen to my body when it tells me 'enough' and 'take a break'.

Being productive is important but mental health check should also be a priority.

Research shows that we need to take a break and decompress so we can be at our best at work
—and at home. Maybe we should ask if the life we’re working so hard to create is fun to live?
-Tina Hallis, Sharpen Your Positive Edge: Shifting Your Thoughts for More Positivity and Success

Come to me, all you who are weary 
and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

What do you fill your empty day with when you can't go out and find some entertainment outdoors?

I listened to Harry Potter at home today.

Basically Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry in the movie reading the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone book.

(Hey, I can talk about Harry Potter all day. I'll never have a blank page again!)


Brings back memories. College memories to be exact.

This may sound dramatic but this is what I always say about this book: 

I helped Harry Potter out of his cupboard and he helped save my life.

Yes, that's how amazing this book is. It's like a refuge for my lost college soul. 

Maybe it's the fact that Harry had to deal with the usual life challenges we also face but keeps his sassiness and kindness at the same time.

It's the usual good versus evil but the plot will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

True story: I had to pull my lids up and hold it to keep me from falling asleep because I really needed to know what happens in the next chapter! If only I had the same dedication for my college books.

Tenor


I've never had that experience with another book ever. If you know of one, send me your recommendation.

Here's one more quote to ease you of your guilt if you feel bad about not doing something today:

The mind should be allowed some relaxation
that it may return to its work all the better for the rest.
-Seneca

Your turn
  • What book changed your life?
  • What podcast are you currently listening to?


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