Alia & Shawn. Toronto, Canada

“Even though you’d expect everyday in isolation to feel monotonous, everyday really takes on different emotions, feelings, motivations, or lack thereof. It feels like I’m alternating between heavy days where I feel trapped and anxious, and days where I see such opportunity and begin projects, introduce habits, tackle looming tasks, or learn new things. In between the waves of different feelings some things stay the same: I feel good about unlearning ego narratives related to productivity and output, I treasure the knowledge and comfort I’m receiving through reading, I feel gratitude for my privilege and for me and my families safety, and I feel so happy to spend all this time with my husband, it’s such a gift. I know that whenever we come out of this pandemic, that what I have learnt during it, will stay with me.“⁣