Like many people, MacGillivray has experienced a range of emotions while she tries to ride out the pandemic at home. She’s shared Instagram story videos and posts that appear as though she’s hunkering down alone. She sits at a table, munching on Cheetos asking the camera, “So … how was your day?” MacGillivray pans the camera over to her dog who is also sitting at the table gobbling a plate of cheese.
She then grabs her guitar and decides to sing a “quarantine” song. “I think I’ve given up,” she wrote. Her funny lyrics joke about how people have called her “mean” but now she’s being “mean” to herself. “Because it’s only me telling me what to do!” she sings. Writing, “I’m still laughing so that’s a good sign … right?”
She’s laughing but has had some rough patches
MacGillivray shared a raw and honest post about what she’s encountered while being quarantined. She expressed that she goes through moments of panic but also credits an amazing support system for keeping her going.
“Good morning! Although I look serious in this picture, I’m feeling pretty good today,” she shared. “I’m getting used to being in quarantine. I still have moments of panic throughout the day when I think about what’s happening, but I have a network of seriously amazing people in my life that I can call and feel like they’re right beside me.”
MacGillivray adds that she’s grateful for her support system.”I am tearing up just thinking about the love and support I am lucky to have,” she wrote. “Thank you sincerely to all my friends and family, your love is so valuable to me. I know not everyone has people they can easily talk to.”
She encountered a slew of emotions
Being quarantined, especially for those who typically live a very active life can be extremely challenging. MacGillivray expressed how she has looked inward and found peace within herself.
“At times when I felt like I didn’t want to talk to anyone because I had to deal with things alone, I really looked for ways to connect to myself, thru meditation, solo exercise, writing, giving myself self love and admiration,” she continued in her post.
Also, like many people, MacGillivary has found reading or watching a film to be helpful. “I also find I really need to connect with things that matter. So if I feel disconnected, watching a movie or reading a book about something that makes me think and feel, is something I use when I need to support myself. I hope everyone is doing ok out there. If you feel like sharing how you’re getting thru this, feel free to do so in the comments 💕💕.”
MacGillivray has also gotten outside for fresh air too. “Good morning 🌞🌊. Stay strong. Stay loving.”
She added, “Stay hopeful. Stay open. Words for my day today✌️,” she posted along with a solo photo.
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