A young writer who spends most of her time writing in coffee shops or planning her next adventure. For more of my work, check out my self-titled blog at https://samanthasabio.com.
Social Distancing 101: Unsung Heroes
7:00AM Getting up this early is kind of a force of habit. I know I don't have to build in time for my morning commute to work anymore, but it does give me a little bit of comfort keeping some sense of routine and normalcy in my life.
Social Distancing 101: New Experiences
I am, and have long been, a fan of new experiences. Be that traveling to a far away destination, working up the courage to make friends with a stranger, or picking up a new hobby or skill. I love the thrill of putting myself in a situation where I have to face a fear or push the boundaries of my comfort zone or feel closer to the world and the people around me. I think it's a part of what makes life so magical.
Social Distancing 101: The Unknown
We're all living in it right now. And truth be told, we've all probably felt moments of uncertainty in our lives before. They happen when we're forced to decide what we want to spend the rest of our lives doing or whether or not to move on from someone we know we're not meant to be with. But we can also be honest in saying, the kind of uncertainty binding the entire world together is a little different than any other kind of uncertainty we've experienced before.
Social Distancing 101: Rapunzel's To-Do List
Puzzles. Darts. Baking. Paper mache. Ballet. Chess. This girl knew how to do quarantine. If you've been struggling to entertain yourself during these social distancing days, give Disney's animated movie, Tangled, a watch. In just the first twenty minutes of the movie, you already have a bevy of ideas given to you by none other than Rapunzel herself—or the Queen of Isolation, as I like to call her.
Social Distancing 101: Mindfully Doing
Life has certainly slowed down for many people. With a rapidly spreading virus rampant all over the world, we all have been given more time—perhaps more than we bargained for—to spend with our loved ones, learn new skills, or complete tasks we would otherwise be putting off until an eventual tomorrow. But it's also given us more time with our thoughts.
Social Distancing 101: The Survival Guide
With weeks in this state of being, I know I don't have to go into details about social distancing, essential workers, or the "The Virus that Must Not Be Named." After all, it's all anyone is talking about these days. Morning shows and social media feeds are littered with information—from memes to testimonies to "facts." It's not a stretch to say that this event will be a defining moment in our histories.
The Moment I Realized the Beauty of the Human Condition
Humans are complicated creatures. From the color of our skin to the texture of our hair, the differences are easy to count. We come from different backgrounds and cultures. We speak differently, and act differently, and think differently. We live with different struggles and goals and lives. And because of this, sometimes it feels overwhelmingly easy to find loneliness during difficult or challenging times. Who can understand what's going on in the confines of your own mind? Who cares to?
The Moment I Realized I Could Travel Alone
I have always been drawn to travel and adventure. I love experiencing new places and cultures, and pushing myself to try new things. Traveling is exciting and humbling in all of the best ways. It provides learning experiences and memories that'll last a lifetime. But it isn't always easy.