One of the longest & powerful hurricanes ever recorded was Hurricane Irma. Hurricane was able to sustain winds of 185-mph and lasted approximately 37 hours. As powerful as that sounds, Irma had nothing on Hurricane 2020.
2020 came rolling in so fresh and free of any worries from 2019. It was a clean slate & another year to live life a little harder. Unlike other hurricanes, this storm hit in waves. The first wave being Co-vid 19. It took the world by surprise & forced everyone to take a moment to sit down.
This brought me back to my younger days being at my Gma house and it would storm. She would make us sit down, turn everything off, and charge our phones while we could. We couldn’t even use the lights, we would light candles. We would sit around and just talk. Sometimes we would make up games to get us through. We had to go back to the basics. Then it hit me, that’s exactly what I need to do.
Hurricane 2020 was giving me a chance to sit down and get back to the basics. Life have a way of slipping away sometimes. You get so accustomed to having everything you want & need and eventually get to the point where you take things for granted. Some times you don’t realize until you’ve been humbled by a powerful storm.
I had to learn to appreciate the storm. Of course it wasn’t ideal, but I couldn’t tell God to stop the weather. Just like those days as a kid when we found ways to weather the storm, I had to do the same in this storm. I had to sit down, unplug from everything. and recharge myself.
SIT DOWN. Take some time to be by yourself. I don’t care if its just sitting in your room by yourself for one hour. Sometimes, the world can be so loud and you need silence to process your thoughts.
UNPLUG FROM EVERYTHING. Take a break from everything. Log out of social media or limit your time on them. You don’t have to answer every phone call. Decline calls from people who negatively shifts your mood. Take as much time as you need.
RECHARGE YOURSELF. Pamper yourself. Buy yourself something that you’ve been debating on buying. Find a hobby that you’ve been putting off on starting. Exercise. Sign up for activities.
I wish I could say it gets better overnight but it doesn’t. Sometimes the storm last weeks, month, or the year. What I can tell you is that everything you need to be equipped with to weather this storm is within you. It won’t be easy but that’s why raincoats & rainboots were created.
KEEP PUSHING. KEEP FIGHTING. THE SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN.