• By, Jamie Adams


Updated: May 16

Life is so strange right now. I have these moments where I believe everything will be fine and then I panic. I'm sure many others can relate. I had a bad night's sleep last night. I awoke at 12:00 a.m. to a nightmare and tossed and turned till 1:00 a.m. I make every effort to avoid viewing anything COVID-19-related on television.... Unfortunately, my curiosity always triumphs. I went through article after article. Some nice and the majority of bad. I chat to friends who have lost employment and others who are still lucky enough to have ones. I even have friends who are on the front lines. At the moment, everything is unpredictable. I despise that feeling. I wish everything would return to normal and we could find a cure immediately. My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected or has loved ones who are dealing with this terrible reality. Please keep in mind that we are all in this together, and we will prevail over this nightmare. When is the question?

I sometimes feel guilty about posting anything beauty-related on social media. As a result, I haven't been present. I frequently question if this is what my audience wants to see right now, when we are dealing with a pandemic. I just want to bring you some sunshine, and if I can take your mind off of anything unpleasant, I'd be happy to publish. Please let me know if it's too much.

I'm wondering as to what you're all up to. How are you coping? What are you doing that is innovative, entertaining, or enjoyable?

I've been cooking a lot, but my fiancé has taken over that role since I'm getting a bit bored of it. I've also been caring for the school bunny and a 4 1/2-year-old at my house while his parents work from home. He won't terrorize them this way!  He attends morning lessons at the Montessori school (where I work part-time). More on that later. After his classes, I set up arts and crafts for him and prepare his lunch. We go on a lot of nature hikes together, as well as gardening, story time, and other activities I prepare for him the night before. It feels like I've struck a healthy balance for him and myself. What am I taking away from this experience? PATIENCE.

I've also included a virtual appointments feature to my website where I teach you how to tint, shape, and fill your brows using products I recommend via ZOOM. Several of my clients have tried it and found it to be a lot of fun. It's not the same as it would be in person, but one has to do what one has to do to survive. 

There is so much I am still learning from this journey, and if there is one thing that has really impacted me... it is enjoying what you already have in front of you. Nature, family, friends, and the community are all significant to me. Here are some images from my quarantine period.

My darlings, until next time.