I’m always honored when someone tags me for something or nominates me for a blogger award. It means they were thinking of me, which is always so nice. I’ve never heard of the lockdown silver linings tag, but when I saw what it was, I thought it was such a great idea!
Simple. Just list 5 silver linings that have come out of being in quarantine!
1. Not being in a miserable environment.
If you’re a regular reader here, then you may know that I’m not too fond of my job. If you’re one of my closest friends or even coworkers, then you DEFINITELY know how I feel about my job. It’s honestly toxic to me mentally and I’m getting paid not even close to a living wage to deal with people who have the dumbest complaints(and I mean DUMB). Overall, it’s like a weight has been temporarily lifted. One that I’m heavily thinking of making a permanent lift before I have to go back (so please click the ads and help me out).
2. Making my own schedule.
Having free time from work has given me the opportunity to create the kind of schedule I really want. I’m able to wake up early, I can plan out my entire day, and I don’t get anxiety thinking about having to get things done before work since I’ll be there the entire day. I want to be a full time blogger, so getting a taste of what my future life will be like (except I’ll be going out more of course) is a push to keep going!
3. Time to learn and expand.
I have been taking classes and marketing courses from one of my biggest inspirations on Instagram @karlatobie! When I tell you that her and her publicist Mia are no joke…I mean it! They don’t play, but that’s a good thing because they’re serious about helping women, especially black and brown women, expand and be their own boss. Gems are constantly being dropped and I know for a fact I wouldn’t be able to tune in live every day for 30 days if I wasn’t in quarantine and furloughed from work. This is a blessing and the best investment. I’m ready to glow up on all platforms and I hope you guys are ready for the glow up too!
4. Expanding my cooking skills.
I know I’m not the only one who’s been cooking up a storm since being quarantined. I’ve been able to buy groceries now, like how I used to in college, so that has me trying out different things. Don’t get it twisted, I’m not cooking for Thanksgiving anytime soon, but I can survive on my own without eating the same thing every day in a row. One dish I’ve tried that I’m surprised I like is spaghetti squash! I always saw my favorite YouTubers eat them, so I thought I’d give it a try, and it’s delicious! It had me amazed because I don’t like squash. I’m excited to see what I cook next!
5. I’ve been able to save.
Let me start by saying, I’ve been doing my fair share of spending, but I’ve matched that by also saving. Being furloughed, I’ve been blessed to receive unemployment on top of a federal government check every week, which makes it the most money I’ve ever seen on a consistent weekly basis. I have not taken that for granted one bit! I’m not going to say what my plans are (once it happens I’ll make a blog post about it), but I’m blessed to have quickly saved enough to get what I want. This would’ve never happened so fast otherwise and I’m also very proud of myself for practicing good money management(for the most part)!
With everything going on, it’s good to look at silver linings
And now I tag 5 people to do the same!