The pandemic has been unsettling and scary to say the least, but I am somewhat grateful to the quarantine. It made me realize that there are some things about this “new lifestyle” worth preserving. Before quarantine, I’ve always told myself “I am too busy” for things like learning a new cooking recipe, reading a book, or even talking to my family and friends. But not I’ve come to realize that I’ve been kidding myself with those excuses and that I have the time for all of that and more. Quarantine gave me the chance to discover new hobbies, make more time for my loved ones and most importantly, learn more about myself.