Transformative Thursdays: Enjoying the COVID-19 Journey

Young beautiful woman smells a flower in the garden
I’ve been reluctant to share my feelings about COVID-19 and what has become our new reality.  I was reluctant because so many people are grumbling and complaining about not being able to go to the salon, or having to wear a mask at certain places or feeling as though their freedom is being taken away.

I don’t fault anyone for his/her opinion, but I’ve taken a step back and asked myself “what have I missed from what was”?  And I truly have not missed much.  I am enjoying the freedom of not feeling pressured to go to this activity or that commitment because they don’t exist.  I am enjoying the additional free time that has provided and allowed us as a family to be together more.  I am enjoying less traveling and commuting places because so many meetings are now virtual.  I have enjoyed watching church at home with my family.

This reality may be uncomfortable for some but I am learning to find the good in everything.  I am not willing to rush back into the crazy rat race of what had become life for many of us.  I’m taking time to just “be”.

I hope you’ll take a few moments and think about what you are learning in this season.  Think about the gift that has been given to us of a “reset”.  Think about what is truly important and valuable to you. I hope you can create a long list of happy memories and life lessons gathered along this journey!

~Coletta Jones Patterson

Coletta is an author, speaker, life coach, and business executive who is passionate about helping others get unstuck.  Check out her book, “Beyond Stuck: Creating the Life You Want” on Amazon.

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