Hello everybody and welcome back to #alexjostories. It has been quite some time since I last wrote an article and it has been quite some time since I sat down for a talk with all of you. I haven’t been around since 2019 and oh boy some things have changed. First of all, I am a teacher now. Something a bit unexpected, but it brings me great joy to say that. For the past three years, I have been working as a full-time teacher, I moved into my own apartment and I have been enjoying life. Two years ago, something called Covid hit the world and everything has changed once again. I was barely trying to get used to being a teacher and getting everything sorted out once I moved back to Romania, but then we were put into lockdown.
What does that mean? Lockdown is basically going back to childhood when you had to be back home at a certain hour. You aren’t allowed to go to certain places and you aren’t allowed to travel anymore. Everything moved online, even school and we began quarantine. Quarantine is something that hasn’t crossed my mind ever in my life and to be honest, I have only seen it in movies. I got used to it pretty fast as I experienced a different kind of lockdown during Uni.
But… this has taken a toll on my mental health. Well, I guess it has taken a toll on everybody’s mental health and all of us were trying to deal with it as best as we could. I guess this period has taught me more than I could’ve imagined. I started to get on a path of knowing myself better and trying to become more independent. I realized that I have plenty of aspects that I need to improve and plenty of growing up to do. I gave you a glimpse of that in my last article called “Raindrops”. Don’t hesitate to check it out and meet Angela. I am excited about the future because I think things are going to change into something even better. I am working towards it at least. 🙂
I guess, the most important thing I learned in the past year was to connect with myself more often. It is very important to know how you feel in certain situations and why you feel that way, no matter the nature of those feelings; negative or positive.
Why did I leave #alexjostories behind for two years? Well, I do not have an answer to that. I don’t know. I guess life has changed and the fact that I had a full-time job, it gave me no time to think about stories. I wasn’t inspired even one bit. I was thinking about it, but my life was great, so there was no awful story to write. Haha! Why am I saying that? That is because I don’t get inspired by happiness. I know it may sound weird but happiness doesn’t inspire me even one bit. Sadness does. I guess if I can say so, the inspo covid gave me is the only good thing. It gave me something sad to write about. I got some pieces in the oven so keep close. All in all, I fell in love, I traveled, I got a job, I had made new friends, I enjoyed life, but I am now ready to get back into the business.