It has been over 1 year that our normal life has completely stopped. With the rising Covid-19 cases, it doesn't seem like we are getting it back any sooner. Honestly, I never thought even in my wildest dream that 13th March, 2020 was going to be the last day of my Varsity's offline class. I don't think any of us had, but here we are after over a year, still stuck inside our homes and having online classes.
While being confined in our cages, many of us were able to meet with our old acquaintances and some new ones as well. I am talking about our hobbies, that we had taken up during the lockdown period. Some of us divulged ourselves again on those things, that we got distant from because of busy schedules.
While some, got emerged into new activities, that they never thought would interest them. For me, its poetry. Truth to be told, I was never a person, who was extremely fond of poetries. In fact, most of them used to bore me.
Now, well, its the exact opposite. I like poetries, not only that, I started writing them. Although I am an amateur, but still. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that, I am a perfect example for the quote ‘Never say never’. With that, I am also sure, that I am not the only one.
So many people, that I know of started reuniting with their old hobbies, some found their hidden talents and some got to meet their new passion. Mahima Gupta, 22, started painting after a hiatus of 5 years. Sagnik Roy, 25, started learning guitar. It was pure out of curiosity, but now he has a YouTube channel with over 5.5k subscribers, where he covers Bollywood and K-Pop songs.
Isn't it fascinating, how these passions or hobbies gave us an opportunity to escape from this crazy and suffocating world amidst the pandemic? While confined, it gave us the power to connect with the world hidden inside us. To reconnect with our old passion, that made us feel alive. Somehow, I believe we got a chance to know about ourselves a little more.
So, what gave you the opportunity to escape while being locked? Let me know, in the comments below.