Throughout this time of isolation, I have decided to focus on my emotions more so than my actions. I feel that the entire world is feeling many mixed emotions of the uncertainty the world is facing at the moment. I believe that the world has been helping each-other feel united and understand that for once in a really long time, the world is collectively at a pause. Recently I have been reflecting on what actions bring out my greatest emotions. Through looking at these concepts that I could draw, I tried hard to reflect and challenge myself to do something other than the obvious. However, the reality is that my interactions are very limited to my constructed environment.
My first picture is a a visualization of a girl writing. I have always had a niche for writing short stories, poems, reflections, and journaling. As a writer, it is a relief to write, even if it never reaches an audience. I came to realization that I will never have this much down time again in my life, especially since I love to be constantly busy. I have decided a couple days ago to write a memoir on my life. A collection of short stories that I think are funny, sad, unique, and worth hearing. I have began to outline the layout of the novel and how I would put all the pieces together to bring a story together at the end that the reader didn’t realize throughout the book.
My second concept is running, the greatest blessing during such a time of isolation. The ability to run throughout different points of my town and neighboring towns has instilled so much inspiration within me. I have seen more people than ever before in there front yards, biking, playing basketball, reading on the front porch. Luckily, we have been lucky to have such beautiful weather. It allows me to physically explore and take note of my surroundings. This reminded me of the exercise when we all walked around campus alone, noticing things that we had never noticed.
My third drawing is plain and simple–laughter. Even seeing a drawing of laughing makes me smile. Laughter is a cure to this craziness that we are living in today. I can sense the fear in my peers and my family as we continue to hear negative news on channels. It is in times of fear and sadness that humanity finds ways to laugh to ease anxiety, stress. My family has been watching videos, movies, telling stories, and playing games that have brought out the best of our emotions.