JG: Are there any personal shifts you’ve noticed in your way of life in the past few months?
WO: I’ve learned to be more kind to myself. I’ve learned that no matter how hard I work or how much effort I might exert, life has a way of sometimes not going as planned. So, I have to learn to adjust and roll with the punches. Even if that means moving a goal date, or taking a moment to tune out and relax, or just do nothing. The goal is inner peace and peace of mind.
JG: What’s been the most rewarding part of this moment for you?
WO: Getting into shape and spending time with family. I could no longer use the excuse of not having the time to work out or being too busy to sit and chat or cook or eat ice cream together. I’m grateful that in this moment I’ve been able to make the most of this time by enjoying the simple things.
JG: How are you keeping busy/entertained?
WO: I’ve been working out and skipping 5 days a week for about an hour, watching a lot of tv , 90 Day Fiance is one of the best reality shows ever. I’ve also watched a few amazing shows like Gangs of London and Little Fires Everywhere. Incredible watches.
JG: During this time, a lot of truths are bubbling up to the surface, unable to be obscured any longer. It can feel really energising, but also can be quite tolling. How are you cultivating peace and stillness?
WO: I have moments of stillness and peace when I pray or read my bible. I feel peace after that, but I also try to take breaks from social media and my phone in general. When it all becomes too much and I feel I’m having information overload, I turn my phone off and limit my social media consumption.
JG: Where is a place you go to when you need some ‘you’ time?
WO: My bedroom. I call it my sanctuary. My bed is safe haven for me. It’s where I come up with my best ideas, make decisions, cry, sleep, pray, everything. It’s my safe space.