This year has been so bad in my opinion. It also has seemingly dragged on for a very long time.
I just wanted to discuss the problems I have had throughout 2020 so far and how I try to make myself feel better from time to time.
This year can kick rocks
I, like many others, had hope for this year. Then the pandemic happened and that hope went flying away.
2020 was supposed to be a start-over year for me. I was unemployed all of 2019 due to the stress of running a home daycare. Things were going okay until I took a virtual assistant position that turned out to be a scam.
I lost a good deal of money that I had saved up and I still owe my parents money to this day because they helped me out. Talk about shitty!
Here are all of the problems I have had so far in 2020:
- Felt like I had to start doing daycare again because I have no other job prospects.
- The pandemic happened.
- Could not even get started doing daycare due to the pandemic.
- Got rejected from every single remote position I applied to.
- Got sick with COVID-19 in early March.
- I have been experiencing post-COVID symptoms since the end of March.
- I really want to get blood work and scans done but I can not get a referral due to my doctor thinking it is just anxiety.
- I am always worried about being reinfected and the next infection killing me.
Needless to say, I am not having a good time and I do not think many people are either.
Trying to feel better
It is a good idea to practice self-care in these times. I have been trying to do this more instead of constantly reading about all of the bad things that are happening and how I might die a horrible death soon.
In the past few months, I started getting into women’s fiction books. The specific author I really like the most is named, Barbara O’Neal. Her books leave me feeling good inside and have been a perfect escape for me.
Barbara has about 13 books available to buy on Amazon and I am quite certain that I will read all of them! Here are the ones I have read so far and my opinions on them:
The premise for this book is that of a woman finding out that her sister who she thought was dead, is very much alive. This prompts her to try and get in contact with her again.
This is the very first book that I read by Barbara and I am so glad I bought it! Its time on the bestselling list was rightfully deserved. The characters were well developed and the descriptions of the settings were beautiful.
It was an all-engrossing read that I highly recommend to others.
The premise of this book is that of a woman finding out that she inherited a large estate from her mother after her passing. As she tries to figure out what she is going to do about the estate, she gets to uncover her mother’s secrets.
I loved this book and found it really cool. I was very eager to find out what the secrets were and why her mom was hiding the information. It was hard to put down and I read it in about two days.
I highly recommend this book!
The premise of this book is that of an aging, food blogger who meets with other bloggers to decide who gets to inherit her farm. She has to choose between three women with different backgrounds and back stories.
I loved this book and it took me only a day to read it. The fact that it was about bloggers was what made me buy it in the first place. It had great character development and the graphics of their blog posts sprinkled throughout the book, made it all the more interesting.
I would recommend this one, too!
This is the book that I am currently reading from the author. It is just as wonderful as the other ones!
These are the books I have on deck. I am excited to delve into these stories next.
Books, a nice cuppa tea and ambience
I have been sitting down with these books with a cup of hot tea beside me. Doing this is unbelievably relaxing.
Another thing I added a couple days ago into my book reading times is playing nice ambience sounds. It just ties everything together for a great experience.
There are so many ambience videos on YouTube to choose from. This is one I really like:
Self-care is important for all!
We need to take care of ourselves, physically and mentally. Times are really rough right now and it is imperative that we stay as healthy as possible.
I have been struggling a lot this year and my self-care moments really give me some relief.
How are you guys handling this crazy pandemic and what are you doing for self-care?
Thanks for reading!
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