Your Quarantine Story


We’re all going to have a quarantine story. There will be an end to this period of time where we’re all masked up and scared to have even the slightest tickle in our throats when we’re in public. When hand sanitizer doesn’t have to be attached to your key chain next to your car keys.

And, that’s what I think about on the days where I just want to throw my hands up in the air and declare the world is crazy. Or, the days where I find myself nodding my head in agreement when people talk about 2021, as if on January 1steverything is just going to melt away and we can go back to our lives.

It is easy to kind of give up right now. Or, to just do the things that make us feel comfortable.

I get that. But, you are going to have a quarantine story.

Someone, years from now is going to ask you about 2020. What did you do with that time? How did you use it? Almost in the way, on September 11th we all go back for a moment and remember exactly where we were when we realized what was going on. So, what will you tell that person?

Will you talk about how you really wanted to make a change, but just decided to wait it out, to see if “normal” still existed? Or, will you make the change and have a true adventure story to tell?

Beyond taking up a new hobby, or trying to pass the time until 2021, we should stop wishing this time away.

Making a change is scary enough as it is, but on the backdrop of the world’s events, and as someone that’s taken a few leaps of faith within this year, it is scarier than usual.

But, we are all getting a redirection.

This time can be about figuring out what is not working for you anymore. And, instead deciding to lean into the things that just might help you build toward the future that you not only want for your life, but what you feel is your best way to serve this planet and the people in it.

And, I guess I just wanted to say – take the redirection. Whether it’s switching up jobs or careers, or deciding to seek out healthier relationships, or maybe even starting a new project to build up the community around you – redirections can kind of rock.

I see so many of us clinging to the old, when if you listened to your intuition, you would let that stuff go, or let go of what you can.

The old stuff that wasn’t working before quarantine hit, certainly isn’t going to get better in this climate. So, clean it up. Take it out to the curb. Make space for what’s to come.

My bet is that it’s going to be better than anything you might have planned and mapped out. My bet is 2020 could create for the exact atmosphere of change that will propel you forward to some pretty great things.

But, it is change. It is redirection. And, you’re going to have to move through the fear of it, to get to the other side. And, whatever your decisions are: you are enough.

You are enough to have a great quarantine story – one you’ll be proud to share with others in the years to come.

It’s your time to create it, so don’t hold back. Just take the first step.

Tori Hicks-Glogowski is an online yoga instructor and yoga business coach and mentor for yoga teachers. She is the author of the book, "Views from the Podium: The Life & Times of a Hot Yogi," and has been writing and sharing her yoga experience for the past seven years. Find out more about Tori now.