Everything I Forgot While In Quarantine

Everyone seems to have realized or learned a lot of things during quarantine season so for the “unpopular opinion” here are the things that I forgot while in quarantine. But before we head on to the list, let me greet you first. Hey, what’s up readers, I’m back again Jan Paul (J.P.D.T.) bringing another non-sense content. (Still in development lol give some suggestions) Hope you are doing fine while in quarantine, stay at home, stay safe, and I hope you enjoy this.


I forgot how to sleep. My sleep pattern is a little messed up right now. Before quarantine heppend, I am already asleep before the clock hits 10pm and I would always wake up at around 4:am. But after several days of quarantine, night seems to be my noon time and my day becomes my night time. This is a little frustrating because no matter what I do, I just can’t fall asleep. I know a lot of you can relate to this.

I’m starting to forget the satisfactory feeling of lying in bed after a long day. The relaxation that the bed provides after a long and tiresome day at duty or at school is one of the things that I miss the most. I don’t miss being tired, just the relaxation of lying in bed is what I really want. The blanket hugging you and taking away you exhaustion is one of the best feelings in the world.

I’ve completely forgotten what it feels to be stressed out. Yes, there are school works that I need to do and submit in time, but they aren’t source of stress for me. They actually entertained me during this quarantine and who would have thought that a pandemic would make you enjoy things that you always hated doing? I forgot what it feels to be preoccupied. Just like stress, being preoccupied is one of the things that completely vanished. Like all of a sudden I have free time for everything. I can now finish the Netflix series that I’ve started long ago, I can finally make this blog active, and I can finally catch up with life. This is very different from before where I can’t even find time to eat, relax, and just enjoy life. With the huge amount of time that I have today, it is harder to find activity to spend those than to find one.

I forgot which one is the real world and the virtual world. Being in front of the phone every hour of the day, from sunrise to sunset, it becomes easy to forget that there is still a world out there. Although the virtual world becomes more livable, smarter, and slowly becoming the paradise or the utopia that we’ve been dreaming of since the beginning of our existence, it is sill not real. This reminds of Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One that I read in 2018 where the virtual world and the real world seem to be reversed in a lot of ways.

I forgot all about the toxic people. With this social distancing, it feels good to be away from all the toxic people that I had to deal with in school. Those are the type of people that doesn’t give a F*kc about anything except their self-gratification, self-happiness, self-pleasure, and basically any word that you can associate with self. That’s how I describe them and that’s my definition of toxic people.

I’ve completely forgotten what fast food tastes like. While in quarantine, I was able to eat real food like I’m in a fine dinning restaurant every day. Fast foods are good, but they aren’t healthy and the taste is very much the same. During this quarantine, every day the food is different and it is prepared at home which makes a lot of difference.

I forgot what it feels to wake up at the sound of the alarm clock. Without any a job, school, or any responsibility that needs to be taken care off early in the morning, alarm clock is now rendered useless. Almost non-existent, unless you don’t wanna mess up your sleeping pattern like I did.

I forgot what pollution smells. The case might be different to people in the city but here in the province, the only place to breath car smoke is the road itself. And away from all that for months is like breathing life, like every breath you take is another year added to your life.

I’m starting to forget what ocean wave feels. It has been a year since I’ve been to a beach and with the summer near its end. It seems like I will have to wait for another year to feel it again.

 

Life is so complicated before. Now we are back to basic, back to survival world, living the life that has been given and away from all our superficial problems.

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  1. Hi Jan
    I enjoyed your article, and since English is also my second language I appreciate the challenges and complexities a writer has to face, but having said that, your English is better than many native speakers that I know. COVID has only affected my travel plans, I housesit for a living, and I simply take each day with gratitude that no one in my circle of family or friends has been infected or affected. It’s been such a pleasure to meet you on this virtual tour through life.

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    1. Thank you for your comment😍🥰😍. I really apprecite it, comments like this keeps me motivated. I’m glad to hear that my English wasn’t so bad, thanks for that. Yes, it is hard to write in English, but the good thing is we always try our best. I’m hoping for the better day so we can resume our plans for our lives. It’s a pleasure to meet you too.

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  2. Argh. This quarantine messed my sleeping schedule! I tried rearranging my room last weekend, changed the angle of my night light, and I think it worked a little as I slept for more than 6 hours for few days now. But yes, I think once everything normalize (hopefully sooner than we think!), we would all have new perspectives in some aspects of our lives.

    By the way, thank you for dropping by my blog. I am happy to get to know Filipino bloggers and I find the content of your blog very interesting. Keep safe!

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  3. I can relate to everything. Things are going to be that much more difficult when I return to work. In all honesty, I am dreading going back. I have learnt so much about myself. I loved the freedom I had. I didn’t have to follow and revolve my life around someone’s schedule for me. I would love to be my own boss.

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      1. Yes, and especially with all of this uncertainty, it can be very scary. Even going to work can be challenging. So being able to decide on the days I want to be in society, and the days where I am not feeling it, is such a powerful thing. I’ve always lived by this saying, “If you don’t work towards your own goals, then you’re just going to spend your life working for someone else’s dreams.” And I don’t want to do that anymore.

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      2. Yes COVID is still a threat to all, I hope it ends now. I kind of like to do the same thing because being surrounded by people drains my energy (introvert). But sometimes life doesn’t give us what we want no matter how hard we try to work towards it. 🔥🤩🥰🤩🥰 Doing something for someone’s success s*skc, all you hard work, efforts and time goes to nothing. Just a waste of time.

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      3. Yes, same. I didn’t mind being in quarantine, because it was a valid reason to not be with people. Although I did miss seeing some of my family and my friends.

        Yeah, life doesn’t always give us what we want, life works like that. Although, sometimes you think it might not be giving you something you wanted, but the lessons you learn from that experience, changes what you wanted in the first place. I don’t know if I explained that well. It’s like when life closes a door on something you thought you wanted, but then life opens a window for you instead. The window of opportunities is something you didn’t realize you wanted, but you actually do.

        And yes, working for someone else really does have its disadvantages, like you can put in so much effort and you won’t get awarded or even recognized for your hard work, because the person you work for, will receive all of the credit for it. That’s why I want to be my own person.

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      4. I’ve don’t really have that much experiences in life, sill working on it. But there’s one particular time when a door opens and I learned a lot of lessons and got experiences that I never thought I would have. The moment is so surreal that I haven’t noticed that the time is passing really fast. The sad part of is it closes so quickly and nothing opens afterward. I’m still waiting…

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  4. I was able to relate to everything. I am so nervous to go back to work. I am most definitely going to miss my freedom, and not having to worry about my work schedule, that someone picks for me. During these times, I learned that I want to be my own boss.

    I loved your post so much, that I became inspired to write my own post about it. I hope you can check it out, when you can. Thanks again for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks for reading my blog and Thank you so much for sharing you experiences/thoughts about this, response liked this keeps me motivated. I’m really glad that you enjoyed it and I have inspired you too to keep writing. 🥰🤩🥰 I’ll visit you blog and thank you again 🥰🤩🥰

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      1. I can relate that getting comments and likes keeps you motivated. I feel the same way. It also reminds me that I’m doing a good job on my blog.

        I really inspired your post, and I think your blog is amazing! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about my blog. I really appreciate it🔥🤩🥰🤩🥰 Comments like this keeps me motivated🔥🤩🥰🤩🥰

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  5. Thank you for the beautiful post, I can relate to the one where you forgot about the toxic people. One thing I like about the lockdown ia you see less of the toxic, judgemebtal people. Your english is good and I understand it perfectly. English is alao a second lanfuage for me as well 🙂 Take care and stay safe!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading my blog.🥰😍🤩 There are two types of people during this quarantine; the one who enjoys it and the other who hates it. lol. Stay safe too.🥰😍🤩

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