In this time of lockdown with everyone “staying safe” at home, there’s a lot of fear, political debate, and information out there to sift through….not to mention kids are home from school, no sports or other extracurricular lessons, parents working (or just staying) home, not being able to see friends/family or go out and do things we normally would,…and if you’re like my family….all this free time, no schedule to be on, and we can’t travel!!! Let’s face it…there’s a lot of things we can find about right now that we probably aren’t liking. But that’s not what this post is about.
I’m a firm believer that everything is always working out for us, whether we see it now or not. Now, that’s not to say that I think this horrible virus that’s killing the population is a good thing, no, obviously it’s not. What I am saying, is that I try to find the positives in every situation.
So how is this Coronavirus lockdown benefiting your life? Have you thought about it at all? I know for us, we’ve been talking about wanting to try homeschooling out for years but have been nervous to take Jaxson out of school to try it, even though he was down! We’ve been talking about moving to another state (again), for years as well, but again….school and also my son’s travel soccer team is here that we love. My husband and I have wanted more time for family and to spend on focusing on our online businesses to hopefully one day be fully location independent.
Guess what? The mandated lockdown has given us all these opportunities. You want to try homeschooling but you’re scared to take your kid out of school? BOOM, now everyone has to homeschool and schools are shutdown worldwide…no school for anyone!! You don’t want to leave your son’s soccer team? Guess what? Soccer and all sports are cancelled and may not start up in the fall!! You want more time with your family??? Nobody (at least here) goes to work! Both of your work’s are shutdown!!! You want more time to spend on your online business ventures?? See the last one….no going to work for you!!
Well, wow. Literally everything we had been thinking about, wishing for but was hesitant to take action on was literally laid out on a silver platter for us. All we had to do, was now take the action. Put in the effort in homeschooling, put in the effort into our online ventures…and see if that’s really what we wanted in life.
We’ve come to a lot of big decisions as a family that I’ll post about later on down the line. Are there any positives that you can think of that has come out of this lockdown for your family? Things that you wondered about, wanted to try, or wished for that now you find yourself smack dab in the midst of? Was it how you envisioned or completely different?
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