• Voices of Quarantine

The Importance of Connection

Over these last few weeks of Staying at Home/Social Distancing, it has been a real challenge to find something to do to pass the time. What else can you do when you have already watched everything on your watchlist on Netflix & rewatched all the shows that you grew up on Disney +? I guess you could read a book......

But the thing that has been bringing me the most joy is reconnecting with family and old friends via FaceTime, Insta-Live, Google Hangouts, or just an old fashion phone call. In our everyday lives, it's so easy to get caught up in what we're doing and the goals that we try to accomplish for ourselves, that we forget to call our families and see how they're doing. It's also a great opportunity to call cousins you haven't seen since you were 5 and have those interesting conversations about how you both have grown as people.

But with friends, now has been a perfect time just to call and everyone is so excited to answer the phone. Originally we were such a texting generation, that some people would shudder at the idea of a phone call. But now at this time, I feel a phone call helps strengthen the connection better because it's the temporary placeholder of that human connection of someone just coming up to you to say "Hi!"

I wish you all best in this Quarantine, stay safe!