Quarantine IRL – Real Talk VI

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May 7, 2020

I have created a little series with our porch sessions to bring to light what our community is experiencing, feeling and doing during the COVID-19 quarantine and Safer At Home mandates.

Each of the families that participated in our porch sessions answered a series of questions and we asked them to be as open and vulnerable as they’d like. We are all feeling so many emotions, ups and downs, happiness, sad, discouraged, fears, and hopefulness that I wanted to make sure this time wasn’t forgotten.

A true statement that we are all in this together – and everything we are feeling is ok, accepted and we aren’t alone.

Family - Quarantine IRL

WHAT ARE YOU MOST GRATEFUL FOR DURING THESE TIMES?

My family ( including my dog), my home & long walks:))

WHAT ARE YOU MOST FEARFUL OF OR CONCERNED ABOUT DURING THIS TIME?

I want my daughter to get to go back to college (she is a freshman at her dream school, Emerson in Boston studying set design) in August & do her thing – she is so dedicated & focused. This is the one thing that I find I am consumed with.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE YOU (AND YOUR FAMILY) DOING TO PASS THE TIME?

I walk 4-6 miles a day. My husband and I hang out together in the evening. A couple of family dinners a week , and when we need an attitude adjustment, we swing dance in the living room;)

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BRING JOY TO YOUR DAY?

Stretch, dance, being with my peeps (husband, daughter, our dog)

WHAT DO THESE PICTURES MEAN TO YOU?

I love these pictures so much. They capture us, our family unit, this insane time… I am so grateful to have documented this time in our history and with my family-sheltered at home

family on porch, quarantine IRL

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE THESE PICTURES DURING THIS MOMENT IN TIME?

For me, it is a pause in time & space. We have never, & hopefully will never again go through something of this magnitude. To know that we did it together as a family, stayed connected, strong, focused on our strive forward, I am so grateful to have these to look at now & to look back to in the future when we are on the other side of this thing.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY TO PASS TIME DURING THIS QUARANTINE?

I love TV!! Very grateful to end my day being entertained. And I am so grateful for my walks. And swing dancing-which honestly, is the very best fun on the planet!

YOUR MOST FRUSTRATING MOMENT AS OF YET DURING THIS QUARANTINE?

Trying to navigate my work through this has been challenging. But to watch my daughters disappointment having to give up her first year at college, and to see her dear friends who can’t have a high school graduation—seeing all of these kid’s dreams being put on hold…that has been the most heart breaking for me-even though I know in the big picture, they are safe & healthy & that this, too, shall pass…

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO POST-SAFER AT HOME?

I want to see friends! I want my daughter to see her friends! I want to be social again. I want to give people hugs…I want to go out to dinner. I want to go to the theater, & the movies, & the Greek Theater…

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD OR EXPRESS?

I am so grateful to have a home we love, to have a family who loves each other… this is hard, for everyone. But I am grateful. And this, too, shall pass. Thank you, Krista, for giving us a very fun experience through this time & for giving us memorable, loving moments that we will look back onto with smiles.

Want your own Quarantine IRL photos?

So if you’d like to take part in these #QuarantineIRLsessions here are the details. We are offering them when and where we can until this is all over or until we can’t.

Email krista@kristamason.com or DM me on IG at @kristamasonphotography to set up your own session or to pay it forward to a loved one. The sessions are at 10+ feet distance, take about 5-10 minutes. Love to you all.

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