Diaries from different parts of the world narrating how quarantine has affected us all
India decided to lock down the entire country in mid of March this year. This meant everything shut down except for essential services or industries that could continue to work from home. I did know about the lockdown in Wuhan, China in February but when it happened to my own country and it directly affected me and my life is when I realized that it’s getting too real.
Quarantining and the ‘new normal’ was scary and tough to start with. It had a sense of urgency and the fear of what’s coming next? It completely changed the way we lived – we were locked up in our homes and self-isolated ourselves while jobs were lost, the number of cases hit an all-time high and the world out there looked straight outta some movie.
That’s when I realized that I need to share my story with the world because if I can feel such an array of emotions – from being angry, lonely, anxious, hopeful, optimistic, others might feel the same as well and it’s important to make them know that it’s okay to feel this way especially when all of us are isolated in our homes.
That despite how it seems like, we are not alone. That despite borders, races, ethnicity, age groups – we all feel the same emotions, we all are humans fighting against one common enemy. That we all have been hit hard and we all are in it together.
That’s how Quarantine Diaries was started – to share quarantine stories from all across the world where people show a glimpse of how the lockdown is like in the country that they live in and how they have been coping with it.
With stories from 13 countries, the stories would give you hope and make you feel a little less alone. It’s like reading a page of someone’s diary and understanding how they feel, reading new perspectives, and ultimately learning how we have been feeling all this while.
So grab a cuppa and get ready to travel the world with us!
With this and a filled heart, this series ends here. I feel so extremely grateful to be able to meet so many beautiful souls out there and read their inspiring stories. I hope these stories help someone feel a little less alone and normalizes the feeling that comes with the lockdown.
It’s okay and justified how you feel and things would eventually turn okay. I promise.
How did you feel after reading these stories? Did you relate to them? Were you inspired? How have you been feeling in quarantine lately? Let me all know below.
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