Quarantine Post No.x


As much as I don't want this to sound like an apocalyptic diary entry, it's been almost a month since the beginning of the quarantine... at least from where I'm at.  There are many feelings that I'm feeling right now & I'm sure many of you all can relate.

But we must remain hopeful & thoughtful of others.

With that being said, a lot of people really do not know what to do with themselves when it comes to this level of alone time. I do enjoy being in my own space, creating cool things out of nothing. It's honestly my imagination's favorite! I guess in the midst of all my solitary fun, I forgot about those who thrive on the opposite. So as your honorary introvert, here are just some things I've been hyper-focused on during this time that I think you all might enjoy trying out for yourselves!

 

Vlogging
I've been vlogging again and I've been learning how to edit videos, whether they'll be seen online or not? I'm not sure yet (because wow, the first time I tried to, I failed epically but anyway-). I have a good feeling that they will though after I get the hang of this editing thing (maybe). What I've learned so far though, I do find vlogging so much more enjoyable to film than the traditional one-room, sit-downs. I feel like you can catch more fun moments when you're vlogging.

Cooking Challenges
Picking one main ingredient such as say, sweet potato & creating different meals based on these ingredient(s). I've always enjoyed cooking but only recently have I found joy in creating whole meals from scratch. If you haven't already been able to tell, I do enjoy taking pictures. So if I enjoy one of these meals enough, a whole recipe book might just end up in the works. I think it would be such a fun project to start! If you ever do, I would absolutely love to check your recipes out!

Building Photography
Speaking of pictures, I've been learning more about photography & lighting. There are always new angles to explore and moods to play with. It's been a few months of exploring this new hobby of mine & I've really grown to see the beauty in my surroundings. Taking pictures around the house doesn't sound too fancy, but if you examine something long enough, you might just find something interesting that you never thought could be!

Masterclass
(not sponsored)
I LOVE to learn new things. I've known about Masterclass for a while before I was finally able to take classes on it! They've got so many interesting courses that you can take. In addition to all the acting, drama & theatre courses in my course queue, I have filmmaking, directing, storytelling & mixology (which my inner bougie is SUPER excited about because I've gotten a little tired of people just pouring me a drink). There are sooo many more courses they provide and I highly encourage you all to check it out!

The Sims 4 + Letsplays
When I'm not cleaning, organizing or doing other fun solitary things, I like to reward myself with more fun, solitary things: some good ol' fashioned casual gaming. I posted on twitter recently about requests for self CAS (or Create A Sim, for those new to the game). I've also recently discovered how to record my computer screen so I'm really looking forward to learning how to edit letsplays! What games in your library have you not touched in a while? Maybe now's the time to fall in love with them again! Or maybe you like watching gameplays on YouTube too? Depending on who you're watching it can be HILARIOUS to watch (especially the scarier games).


... On top of reading, continuing to fill my days with film & acting, catching up on anime, journaling, playing with my sweet puppies and annoying the crap out of my family as I break out in song.

It really has been fun seeing people trying new things & being creative in their homes.
I wish I had more time in the day to keep learning but a girl's gotta sleep, y'know? 
What have you been doing to fill your self-distancing days with meaning & joy?

Praying that you are all doing well and staying healthy.

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