China: Positive Thoughts: Quarantine: Coronavirus Outbreak: 2020

by Jennifer Venter March. 11, 2020 607 views

Where a new year should signal hope, happiness and lots of travel, this new year started off in a very sad way with the Coronavirus outbreak. At first, we thought 'hey, it's nothing'. But then when we saw the case numbers increase and the purchasing of a surgical mask becoming more difficult than speaking to the Pope, we soon realised this is a serious business. Soon places were on lockdown, airlines were canceling their flights and the world just seemed to be going crazy. This was definitely going to be a very different new year not just for us in China but for the world as a whole.

During this crazy time as well as our quarantine, we decided to rather view this as a learning curve and a time to focus on the good.

Some positives that came out of quarantine:

  • Quality time with my Husband;
  • Learned to crack Sudoku puzzles many times over;
  • Found a fantastic solitaire scrabble app for my tablet;
  • Study my Spanish;
  • Decorated our little apartment and made it a homely space;
  • Learned to cook some interesting concoctions of food for our various meals;
  • Caught up with family members and my old friends ;
  • Made new friends;
  • Updated all my business social media and website (www.fleetingtime.org);
  • Finished my embroidery project which I started in 2019;
  • Created more yoga classes and then practiced them;
View from the Lanzhou White Pagoda | Photo Credit : Jennifer Venter of Fleetingtime Photography

View from the Lanzhou White Pagoda | Photo Credit : Jennifer Venter of Fleetingtime Photography

  • Time to meditate and enjoy the sunshine through the window;
  • Sorted out cupboards;
  • Created more photography stock;
  • Playtime with my camera;
  • I never knew that I could play table tennis;
  • More focus on indoor exercise and eating better;
  • Networking with other photographers;
  • Thoroughly cleaned our home and organised everything;
  • Grateful for little things: shelter, food, water, warmth, love and friendship;

This is just a few that I could think of off-hand, but I'm sure you get my drift. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

Husband and I sporting our fetching masks for a walk outside once our quarantine was complete.

Husband and I sporting our fetching masks for a walk outside once our quarantine was complete.

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Jay Boggess 3 weeks, 1 day ago

I feel for You 2!
Hopefully all this mania will subside as quickly as it's come on, & we can all get back to our regular routines......
Sheesh!

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Jennifer Venter Replied to Jay Boggess 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Well said Jay!  I hope that things are going ok on your side of the world.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Jennifer Venter 1 week, 6 days ago

So far so good, Jennifer!

Stay safe & healthy!

+1smile+1

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Monica Jackson 3 weeks, 2 days ago

amazing!

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Jennifer Venter Replied to Monica Jackson 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you so much Monica.  I hope that you are safe and well in your home?

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Jennifer 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Oh Jen - you truly just make me want to jump in and be right there with you right now! You have a wonderful way to view the world - and no, I am not just talking about through your photographic lens lol - I mean - your positive and awesome demeanor! You ROCK EVERYTHING you do!

Thanks for this wonderful article!

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Jennifer Venter Replied to Jennifer 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you for all your love and support, Jenny.  We have to keep on trucking right?  *smile*

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Jennifer Replied to Jennifer Venter 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Absolutely! We keep on trucking - we keep on being ever mindful of so many things and ever grateful for so much more.... sending you and Mr L. ALLLLL my love!

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Jennifer Venter Replied to Jennifer 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you so much, Jenny. xx

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