This could be your opportunity to sulk. You have every right to feel down. You have every excuse to feel sorry for yourself and isolated. This is difficult. It’s a perfect reason to get fat, play video games and “check out” for a bit.
But you have another option.
You could take your loneliness, your boredom and your fear and you could turn it into something. You could get rewards from it.
In the years 1605 – 1606, William Shakesphere released many of his great works. Some titles include King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra.
1605 – 1606 was a plague year in England. The plague played a huge role in Shakespeare’s life and his work. He lost his three sisters and a son to the plague. But rather than sit and brood over his hardships, Shakespeare used that emotion as fuel for his writing.
In 1665, Sir Isaac Newton was a sub bar student at the University of Cambridge. That same year, the school closed to avoid the plague. That year, Newton returned to his parent’s home in Cambridge. His restless mind forced him to begin conducting experiments.
While in quarantine, Newton invented calculus, proved that the planets orbit the sub in ellipsis, and formed many of the laws of physics.
You may not become the next William Shakespeare or the next Isaac Newton. That doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your time.
The time is going to pass one way or another. Eventually, this will end. When it does, do you want to be exactly where you are? Or would you rather be further ahead in your journey?
Today is another day to live. Don’t waste it.