The past few weeks have been filled with such a mix of emotions. At the end of April, I was supposed to be graduated from flight attendant school and off to a new city. Instead, I find myself like the rest of the country (and world for that matter) constrained to the four walls of my house uncertain what will come next. Even though things have not panned out the way I imagined they would, I still feel incredibly blessed for my health and the strong community around me. This time has been difficult for everyone, and it has definitely had me appreciating the little things much more. I have always been a person of faith and optimism so I thought I would share a list of activites that have given me comfort since the lockdown started. I hope everyone is well & can use this time to find peace.
I have been painting with watercolors and acrylic almost everyday the past six weeks. These are the Liquitex acrylic supplies I use. They are good quality and won't break the bank. Now all that's left to do is channel your inner Bob Ross.
It is so easy for the days to blur together during quarantine. We got this adorable polaroid camera from Target (find it here). Each day we photograph each other either doing an activity or just chilling. I love looking back on the fun times we have had at home.
Make Sourdough Bread
I have become part of the sourdough bread making 'cult'. The past two weeks I have been making my own starter (the yeast) that will rise the bread. It has been super interesting to learn about. All it is is flour and water that you consistently have to feed and watch rise. Feasting at Home and King Arthur are both great resources. I also suggest checking out some Youtube videos before beginning.
Repurpose Old Clothes
I am guilty of doing some massive online shopping sprees the past few weeks on Poshmark. I purchased this gently used denim jacket and some paint medium to turn my acrylic paint into fabric paint and ta-dahh we have a brand new fashion statement.
Learn a New Skill
Adobe programs like Photoshop and Lightroom have always been very intimidating to learn. The past few weeks I have had plenty of time to refresh my skills. Peter McKinnon and Lost Leblanc are two of my favorite Youtubers to get photography & videography tips.
Whether it's writing in my journal everyday for 15 minutes or putting on the Churchome app for a daily devotional keeping a positive mindset is so crucial right now. Hot yoga is one of my favorite ways to release stress. Even with gyms closed right now Lululemon has some killer Youtube classes (view here).
Crank the Tunes
Whether I'm listening to a vinyl on my Crosley or a making playlist for friends on Spotify, music always makes me happier. Find my record player here.
I hope you are staying sane during this quarantine! Comment below if you have any suggestions for indoor activites ;).
Welcome to my blog, my name is Rachael. I'm a twenty-something year old from New England. Follow my journey into the world of marketing & entrepreneurship. Please write to me with any questions you may have!