Reflection Journal

Six Months Lockdown Reflection

Six Months Lockdown Reflection. Hey 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

Early Stage

When I first heard about the Lockdown, I did not take it seriously. I just thought it was another 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 whole idea of Covid testing was scary to me but I knew it was important 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 that the shops were open. Understandably, my mum was acting up. She was very stressed. She was watching the news, sending me some videos, remedies etc. on my Whatapp. 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 Disney plus. 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.

Special Occasions

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 birthday and my mum’s 50th birthday. Then the Lockdown restrictions started to ease, and everything was back to normal. Currently, there has news about a Second Wave of the virus in the UK. This may put the UK back on Lockdown, which will affect 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 to 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, to the point that she calls me nearly every single 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 more closer as we got 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 go back to college and to go on holidays 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 to me? I would say – YES! Because it had helped build up my relationship with the people that matter the most with me. I am blessed not to have lost any member of my family or friends from Covid-19. And I am fully recharged, I know what’s important to me, what I want and I need. I am ready to take on a new chapter, and I am no longer here to play with Life.

Remember to Wash your hands, Wear a Mask and Stay safe.

Talk soon.

Working with Strong women, I help empower women not to give up on their goals and find true happiness within themselves. #lifestyle #womenempowerment #selfcare

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