Quarantine Update

I meant to write this awhile ago.

But life kept happening.

But life and the world changed in the course of hours, days, weeks.

Months.

This is a blog about reading and writing and all of a sudden it’s as if we’re living in a dystopic horror novel, huh?

That word has been flying off my tongue since March because it’s the only way I can sum up this hectic, scary time for us all.

I am okay.

I’m scared and stressed but I am okay.

There have been scares. I have been tested but I tested negative.

I’m a homebody but I have to admit that not seeing my friends is starting to get to me because when it gets tough I need people to lean on and it’s hard when there’s a virus out there wrecking us all and literally keeping us all apart.

Something awful happened to me. Something I am too fragile and scared to yet talk about.

I have the support of my sisters, my love, my amazing friends however but I am still shattered. The love I have for books and writing is still there but I am in a big and huge slump and I’m trying my hardest to slide back in. It’s coming back though. I can feel it.

I wanted to update you all because I miss you and I miss this. I miss blogging and next month it will have been a year since I started this amazing journey with you all. It’s crazy to think, isn’t it?

So much has come from this. So how in the hell could I possibly stay away?

I hope you are all well and I can’t wait to join you again.

Thank you as always for being that bright spot and for being such amazing voracious readers.

Also, Juliet is doing awesome. She’s actually thriving in this quarantine life. She’s a nocturnal child after all.

Later days 💜

7 thoughts on “Quarantine Update

  1. So glad to see you’re back Amanda! We’ve missed you and your posts!! Glad to hear you and Juliet are okay, well aside from the negative impact of quarantine. I always considered myself an introvert until this happened… then I realised that I needed the emotional feedback from friends and family. I hope your mental state gets a bit better soon!! ❤ Jen

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  2. It’s awful to only be able to offer words of encouragement; they can sound so hollow. Often, however, words are the most adequate tools fellow bloggers have. If it’s any consolation, you are not alone. I wish you sunshine and pretty flowers, and trees swaying in the breeze. In my case, taking care of my dog Trueno’s indomitable spirit is helping me cope with his brother Apollo’s passing. And there’s more, a toast that traditionally resonates even in the most arduous of circumstances. I lift my glass to you and to life. L’Chaim!

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  3. I’m so glad to see this post! I have been thinking about you often and have been hoping you have been doing okay. I’m sorry that things haven’t been going well during this time. *hugs* I’m glad that your daughter is doing well and enjoying her time in quarantine. I am looking forward to the day that you have more of a presence on here but understand that it will take time. ❤

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  4. So glad to hear your both doing well considering. Have missed you and your posts, can’t wait to read your posts once again, but do take as long as you need, will be here ready and waiting for when you’re ready to post regular. Hugs to both you and Juliet ❤

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  5. My love, I was just thinking about messaging you the other day. It has been so long since we’ve heard from you but I’m glad to read this post, to hear that your beautiful nocturnal child 😍 is doing well, and that you have your support system around you. I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been having a much harder time and reading that something happened to you makes it more difficult to just offer these words. If you ever need to talk it out to some rando that’s ‘distant’ to the situation, you know you can reach out to me at any time ❤ ❤ ❤ Miss you, my friend. Take care of yourself and know that we'll always be here waiting for you whenever you return 😘🐼🖤

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  6. I’m replying super late but just wanted to send good vibes your way, I hope things have been getting better and easier in any little ways they can. I’ve been in and out of blogging and reading too but have missed you and will definitely check in to see your return. Glad to hear that Juliet is thriving too! 😀

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