Life in Quarantine

Discover prompt word for the day is “slow”. Couldn’t find a better place to vent about everything going on right now than here.

The weirdest thing about life right now is that staying at home is pretty hectic – with all the cleaning, cooking, working from home but it’s also extremely slow. It’s like the day goes very fast but life is moving extremely slow. I feel like one of those cartoons who runs very fast but doesn’t build up any speed. Or like I’m playing a part in an old, slow black and white movie.

There are so many things that I had planned for April-May that have all come to a screeching halt. I was supposed to be moving cities sometime in the next 2-3 weeks. But with the lockdown extended in India till 3rd May, the move has been postponed. I had also planned two trips one for April & one for May but those had to be cancelled too. It seems like the next 3-4 months are going to be more focused on surviving than achieving much.

Everyone seems to be talking about making the best of time during lockdown. I really don’t seem to understand where this time is coming from. My days are still very hectic and at the end of each day I still feel like I haven’t achieved anything. People are suddenly becoming chefs and trying out new recipes but that’s something I do on a daily basis anyhow, so no big feat over there. People are learning new courses – I honestly do want to learn something new but whenever I’m done with the work for the day – I’m so exhausted. It’s not just physical exhaustion I also feel mentally drained.

I’m someone who loves staying home on weekends and enjoying just chilling at home by myself. But I’m also someone who likes a lot of activity, roaming around and being adventurous. I feel like the adventurous side of me is getting very impatient with this slow pace of life. I know this will sound very shallow given the current circumstances but I really just want to feel travel anxiety in the pit of my stomach. (Do check out my Instagram for my travel feed – @mokshahegde)

I think I’m also very anxious for all of my loved ones. I live away from everyone dear to me and I think in this whole pandemic situation, I’m just constantly worried about them taking the required precautions to stay safe.

So basically I feel like this full situation is “slowly” driving me crazy! Please tell me you relate with me and I’m not the only crazy one.

Stay safe!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. TheHiddenEdge says:

    I too feel like I am busier than ever. I usually work from home, outing only to deliver leadership & management training or to attend board meetings; oh and socialising of course. My days have been filled with those extra Skype calls, friendly but oh so frequent Facebook posts and writing letters to my dear old ‘deaf’ Dad (still in hospital). Helping neighbours out, passing them Easter Eggs, and homegrown cucumber shoots. Gosh! I think I need a rest. ;-D

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Wow. That does sound hectic! Hoping you get some time off to catch up on relaxing. ❤️

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  2. Lani says:

    I’m naturally a homebody, but I can relate to you wanting to get out. Especially you since you live in such a colorful part of the world. (You should create an ABOUT page! I’d like to learn more about you! It’s the first place I go to when I visit a new blog.)

    Since living in this part of Thailand, we’ve been living a mostly indoor existence too, so it’s not been a stretch. But it’s giving me time to think about what’s next and what I want in my life.

    Like you though, I’m busy. I cooked at home anyway and I love to read and write. Work has slowed down, but I still have a small income. But take heart, I don’t think it’s going to last for us (India and Thailand) much longer … my guess for Tland will be mid-May. What about you?

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you for your input! I actually went and updated the ABOUT page. I’ve literally been too lazy to do that.

      I visited Bangkok and Phuket a few years back. Though I really want to visit Phi-Phi islands and Koh-Samui! They look beautiful in photos.

      I’m hoping mid-May too for India! Fingers crossed. I really hope this madness comes to an end soon! 🙈

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      1. Lani says:

        Great. I’ll try to lightly stalk you and find out more 😛

        I’m horrible about the beaches and islands since I’m from Hawaii, they’ve never appealed to me – snob, I guess…hahhaha.

        Take care!

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  3. Take some time for yourself. Leave the dishes and go do something away from everyine else. Or make enough meals so that you dont have to cook for everyday, so you can have time for something you want to do – read- or write- or call friends on phone- take walk – take time for yourself you will feek better abd be able to move past this time.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! Will definitely try these! Stay safe! ❤️

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