Quarantine Day 70: How Are You Doing?

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When we moved into our apartment, the old tenants left a chalkboard/shelving unit hanging in the kitchen and on the day we found out we’d be working from home due to coronavirus, Chris wrote on it “Social Distancing Day 0.” Ever since then, we’ve been updating the number each morning, you know, to remind us of the amount of time we’ve spent indoors.

All jokes aside, I secretly (ok, now it’s not so secret) look forward to updating the number each day. Some days I just update the number, other days I update the number and take a photo or two of something that we’re doing.

Now that we’re a little over two months into quarantine and working from home, I’m finally in a groove with working from home. When I update the number each morning, I’m amazed at how long it’s been. It feels like it’s been years but at the same time, it feels like we just started this new “normal” within the last week or two. It’s just so crazy. I’m also impressed with how well Chris and I have handled the change in our tiny home (don’t worry, there’s been lots of fights 😉). Adding the dog into the mix has also been fun and has shaken things up with our daily routine, which we’ve welcomed with open arms. 

We’re doing okay. I’m doing okay. 

I have my days that I’m an anxious mess, sad that we have to stay inside and can’t spend time with friends and family. I have my days that I’m productive AF, tackling every project I put on my to-do list. I’m ready to start seeing businesses re-open and their owners and employees be able to support their families. I’m excited to hug EVERYONE. 

I’m extremely thankful that we have a roof over our heads and that we’re both still working (even if it’s from home). 

I’m so happy for this downtime to recharge, have extra time to read, and honestly, we’ve never spent more time FaceTiming with our friends and family in our lives. Dare I say, it’s been nice?? (I said it.)

While this has been quite the experience, those are the things I’ll be taking with me as we start to reopen and return back to a sense of normalcy. Read more, FaceTime more, send more snail mail, take the time to recharge.

How are you doing?

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  1. 5.21.20

    This is such an honest post… I love it. I’m feeling a lot better now that we are in a groove. The first 3 weeks of quarantine were the hardest since there were so many unknowns.

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s nice to start seeing everything opening back up and returning back to “normal”!

  2. 5.21.20
    Lee said:

    I feel the same way as you in that on the hand it feels like it;s been ages but on the other hand I’m amazed how long it’s been. it’s definitely become ‘normal’ working in this new routine.

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      Yes, I agree! I’m now getting a little stressed about going back to work in our office, it’s going to be such an adjustment!

  3. 5.21.20
    rebecca said:

    i totally agree! 70 days sounds CRAZY! its amazing how many things my husband and i had planned to do during this time, but instead we have been tackling home projects and spending time with each other. some days are better than others, but we are all in it together!

    xx rebecca // http://www.rebeccapiersol.me

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s been so nice to get things done around the house and spending more time together with our significant others!

  4. 5.21.20
    Jamaria said:

    I love this! Love your transparency. It is a wild time, but I definitely am adjusting to the new normal.

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Jamaria! I hope you’re doing well!

  5. 5.22.20
    Greta said:

    Girl I feel you. I have days where I’m so productive and then have days where I lay in bed all day and watch Netflix. Just taking it one day at a time!

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      YASSSS. It’s going to be quite the adjustment once things start returning back to normal!

  6. 5.22.20

    We’re out of quarantine at this point, but we’ve got a new normal. At the gym, stores, etc.

    It’s weird but just glad we can get back to normal activities!

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      So crazy!

  7. 5.22.20
    Shy said:

    Such an honest post ! I feel like I have days were I am doing great and then days were my mind is freaking out. I wanted to do so much this year career wise, I had travel plans and it’s all on hold. So my mind has okay it is what it is days and then it has this sucks such a waste of a year days lol

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      I’m so bummed that our plans have been put on hold! I was ready to tackle the year and then this. I hope you’re staying safe and are healthy!

  8. 5.22.20

    Honestly at first not too much had changed since I was already working from home. Bummed about canceled travel plans mostly….making the best of it otherwise! xoxo, Sarah

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      I’m so glad to hear that!!

  9. 5.22.20
    Emily Wilkinson said:

    It’s definitely been a whirlwind! Some days are great and others have their low points! Now that I have more of a groove I’m doing ok! Things are slowly opening up here in NC which makes me extremely nervous!

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      Everything opening back out is stressing me out, and returning back to “normal” is definitely going to be an adjustment!

  10. 5.22.20
    Amanda said:

    I can’t believe it’s been more than two months since we’ve been quarantined… it’s unreal! However, I’ve been doing pretty well working from home, getting caught up on things around the house, I’ve gotten into selling on Poshmark and have been able to devote more time to my blog. Glad you’re doing well!

    • 5.23.20
      Rachel said:

      So crazy, right?! Ouuu I love that you’re being so productive. Stay healthy!

  11. 5.24.20

    Wow! It’s hard to believe we are on day 70, and beyond. I don’t think any of us knew what we were in for when this all started. Stay well hun!

    • 6.16.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s crazy! I wasn’t sure how long we’d be home for and it’s been going better than I was expecting, but I’m looking forward to experiencing our new “normal.”

  12. 5.25.20

    Love the idea of the chalkboard. It’s such a tough time, but I feel like I’ve adapted to the ‘new normal’ as much as I can. Fingers crossed it won’t be for too long xo

    Makeup Muddle

  13. 5.28.20
    Laura Leigh said:

    100% agree – we have never spent so much time calling, face timing, and just connecting with our families – that has been a blessing as well. I also thought I would HATE joshua working from home but secretly I have loved it. I am sad he is back in the office most days now.

    xo Laura Leigh

    • 6.16.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s been such an adjustment and now I’m loving being home all the time!

  14. 6.1.20
    Amanda said:

    I can’t wait for everything to open up! We’re starting opening slowly but surely in San Diego & it’s refreshing!

    ~ Amanda

    • 6.16.20
      Rachel said:

      We did our first patio dinner at a restaurant recently and it was SO nice!

  15. 6.8.20
    Rach said:

    Overall, I’ve been embracing quarantine. I took the time to do things that I was always to busy to do! Plus, now that the weather is nicer, it’s for sure getting easier haha.


    • 6.16.20
      Rachel said:

      Yes! I’m glad we’re experiencing this NOW and not when it’s in the negative. Fingers crossed this second wave isn’t too bad!