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Quarantine Life: Studentship

It has been 5 weeks

… since I have been staying at home on self-isolation.

I have missed 5 weeks of spring, ±15 cups of coffee-to-go, first barbeque in the open air, spring sales, and cherry blossom in Bonn.

Ridiculous, is not it?  It is ridiculous to think about sales and cherry blossom, when there is a global crisis out there. The thing is that I am a person, who did not appreciate “normality” of simple things. I used to take for granted the opportunity to hug my parents, to drink a beer in a bar, to feel the smell of blooming magnolias, and to eat pastry at one of the many German cafes. Basically, all the things that we now consider as a luxury.

But the life has not stopped: it goes on. I am grateful, that I am able to continue working remotely (as a working student), that I am able to continue my studies in uni (my uni has provided us the opportunity to study online via interactive platform), that I still can call my parents whenever I want, and that I even can practice yoga via Skype.

I have missed 5 weeks of spring, ±15 cups of coffee-to-go, fisrt barbeque in the open air, spring sales, and cherry blossom in Bonn.

Maria

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

I do believe that we should not grieve about why this happened to us; we should rather seek for what we can learn from this. Here are the things that have become my “routine during quarantine”:

  • I have started enjoying morning coffee and breakfast.
  • I have started reading more books.
  • I have started working on my Master Thesis (finally!).
  • I have started doing regular online yoga sessions (trying to fight against my lazyness).
  • I have started observing birds (and sometime even squirrels) from the window.  I found a nest right out of my bedroom` window (check the picture>>>)
  • I have found out that I can be more productive and creative while working from home.
  • I watched Nutcracker ballet in Bolshoi Theater online (future is here!).

Actually, it is good to be an optimist during this hard times.

I am dreaming about future trips (Greece? France? Italy?) and visits to Russia. I imagine how I will go and buy another summer dress in H&M. I see myself enjoying a glass of wine at a summer terrace. I see my life continue seething.

Stay positive ♥ The Life goes on.

I do believe that we should not grieve about why this happened to us; we should rather seek for what we can learn from this.

Maria

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