This post is a combination of all the random thoughts that come to my mind during this COVID-19 shut down. And I would like to apologize for the randomness in advance.
I had to think a lot about this, and had to rethink a 100 more times. My blog is not about this, is what I initially thought and then I thought, why not. It does affect me, it is affecting my readers, and it is affecting the fashion industry a lot as well. Even though, I really don’t want to bore you guys or make the situation worse, by piling on more information. As a fashion blogger, I built this platform to share happy things, talk about things that are fun and exciting and would inspire you to be more stylish and enjoy life in general.
But at the same time, I have found myself in a weird position, where I am unsure as to whether I should continue to write about fashion, beauty and everything around it when there are difficult times for so many of us. But, I have to say that I don’t know any better and I would like to give you guys a bit of distractions amidst all this chaos that is happening. Do you agree? Often times, when a child or as a matter of fact anyone is sick, we provide them comfort, care and a lot of distractions so that they feel happy and not keep thinking about their sickness. And even though this is a way bigger scenario than that, it kind of resembles it. We all are stuck at home unsure what the future entails. Not knowing what we can do to make things better, worrying about our friends and family who are away from us. And I would like to be that distraction. As a content creator, I wished to inspire a lot of you and make you smile in the process, and I so wish to do that even more during these tough times. So, I will continue to do that as much as possible given where I am.
Again, this is not an opinion, its a thought, I think finally the world has paused for a bit, the planes have almost stopped flying, the cars have almost stopped running, the factory smokes have slowed down. The morning rush is no longer a thing. All this has given the nature a break, don’t you think? My daughter pointed out that in Venice finally has clear water, in China they can finally see the blue sky and probably in many places similar miracles have happened, the nature has hit a reset with everything that is going on. And as a creator or artist (which is a strong word for me), I see the sunshine at the end of a really dark tunnel.
Almost 13 years ago, when my daughter was born, I had to take a temporary leave from work to be able to take care of her which mostly consisted of bathing, feeding and cleaning, and since then, I have to say that I never got to spend time with her extensively even though we all have 2 day weekends because we try to squeeze in all our chores in it. And now finally, I can say that I see her by my side, I talk to her so much and really get to understand her. Its been almost 14 years of my marriage and we have never had this much time together other than occasional vacations where we literally plan everything around. I can say, I am blessed to suddenly see him most of the time and our bond has gotten stronger.
I would not rant anymore, I have taken enough of your time, but I would like to ask you if there is something that you wanted to do (besides travel) and you are thinking of doing it now. I would love to know!