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How Social Isolation Has Changed Me As An Older Woman: Ageless Positivity!

How Being In Isolation Has Changed Me As An Older Woman:Ageless Positivity!
How Social Isolation Has Changed Me As An Older Woman: Ageless Positivity!
I can honestly say we are now on week four of being in isolation all around the world. But, today, I want to babble about being an older woman and how this isolation has impacted me at being forty-something. Of, course I am trying to find a little ageless positivity in the midst of it all.
I've been through a lot in my life, even spending two years being homeless and



 living in a shelter. So, I am no stranger to making life work even when it feels so gloomy. But, I must be honest I have never been in a situation where I have to stay inside my home for weeks on end. 

When I was younger, I think I handled life's struggles a whole lot better. There was no room for tears because I was always trying to make it and hustle my way through life. 
Don't feel sorry for me because that was the hand in life I was dealt with. But I've spent every day trying to make things happen for the better. 


How Being In Isolation Has Changed Me As An Older Woman:Ageless Positivity!
Now That I am older, I was just learning how to live a life that was comfortable for me as a person.
And in one blink life, as I know, it has changed, and I wasn't mentally ready for that.

Here's how being in isolation is affecting me being a forty-something woman. 

Like, I said earlier, I knew how to bounce back from life's curves when I was younger.

Now I am not worried about money for my house or food for my kids at all. Thank goodness for a nest egg being in place. But, I am more focused on the things that are happening around me that cause me the feel helpless while being in isolation.

But I had a mind-renewing moment that reminded me of how I was sharp as a youngster. I started to think about all the tiring life things I had made it through. I have spent the last few days coming up with new things to do and removing things that will not continue on with me in 2020.

And I would like to share a few of them with you. I hope my story will help jog your memory to remember how you've made it through tough and scary times. 

Ok, I will not bore you with all the cleaning and cooking I have done since being on lockdown.

So, let's dive into the real stuff that has changed me as an older woman.

#1: I realize I do not know it all. When I was a teenager, I thought being grown meant I would have it all together. But, in life, we will never stop learning new things or trying to understand the world as it turns.

#2 It's ok to cry when you don't understand what is going on around you at the moment. I honestly can not explain what is happening in the world at this moment. But, what I am telling my children is that it will be ok and yes we will make it out. 

#3 every day, I am up looking for something positive to read and fill my brain up with. I look at the news early in the morning, and then I move on to something else.

So here are some really cool things I've been doing while in isolation:

I went to the dollar store and got myself a new journal book to write notes in. I know that may sound lame to some of you, but I have written down myself a few new ideas.

Also, I've dropped the guilt for taking this time to get myself together. Ok, now I can see the world in a much better light.

I was working a lot of hours and not being present in my marriage and family life. Yes, honey, I will admit my household is very busy with work, school, and just life in general.

So, being in isolation, I have gotten a chance to see how my daughters really were working their butts off in school.

At 48 years old, I am learning how to homeschool, cook, and work from home at the same time. Since life has changed for so many of us across the world, and I did not see this coming.

See how quickly life and plans can change overnight. 

Last but not least: I thought I knew it and could handle it all. But being in isolation has taught me a whole new thing when it comes to aging. Being in isolation has changed the way I am viewing life and treating family and friends.

I think my faith has also gotten stronger with God. I am praying more now than I ever have in my life. Soon being in isolation will be over, and we can get back to work and our regular lives.

In the meantime, I am going to stay focused and embrace the lessons I am learning in my older life.

Yep, its true you never stop learning.

In conclusion: I hope all of you are doing well and keeping the faith. No matter what happens today, I am positive and find something new to do.

And there you have it how being in isolation has changed me as an older woman.

How has it changed you?

Leave me comments below:)

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie






















Comments

  1. It has changed me a little bit to because it has given me a lot more time to think about life and how different its gonna be after this! But everyday I just tell myself that it's all gonna be ok and this just apart of lifes lessons!

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  2. This quarantine has made me truly reevaluate all things in my life. It has brought my family together and we are spending more time with one another bc its sad to say that our schedules never aligned until now. Extremely grateful and thankful

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  3. I truly believe without this downtime I wouldn't have gotten back into blogging nor photography and made me realize how much I missed creating in general. Hope you and your family are continuing to staying safe.

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    1. I am glad you are back. I've been waiting for you to post your thoughts. I know blogging can be hard at times. But come on and put those visions to work and share your truth on your blog. I love your writing style. Yes, I am fussing at you. You have to jump in and swim. Yes,are doing well. Just ready to step outside. Hope you and yours are doing great also:) hugs bye!

      xo Tangie

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