Months have passed since the COVID-19 coronavirus quarantine and establishments are still implementing social distancing causing many continue to self-isolate and cut themselves off from social interaction.
For the majority of my life, people have told me how I should act and speak. Growing up in a somewhat strict Jamaican household, speaking the “Queen’s English” and being respectful were extremely important. Maybe it was my parent’s disgust with stereotypical African American behavior, or perhaps it was going to a boujee (bourgeoisie) elementary school that heavily impacted my personality and how I would act in order to be as posh as possible.
Halloween is right around the corner and the temptation to celebrate in larger groups is at an all-time high. With COVID-19 coronavirus concerns, celebrating everyone’s favorite spooky holiday will look different this year.
October is here and it is time to grab a blanket and a cup of pumpkin spice-flavored coffee and escape in a perfect book. What better way to bring in Halloween cheer than by reading the perfect fantasy novel.
Let me just say this first — before the COVID-19 coronavirus I was probably the most chaotic person ever. From planning extravagant trips to having an overly detailed step-by-step plan on how I was going to be successful — I handled my stress in unhealthy ways. Of course, I always knew that life was going to punch me in the face sooner or later, but being naive, I figured I would handle it with ease because I am just that amazing *flips hair.*