What a strange time we are living in right now. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world as we knew it, with many nations on lockdown, international travel pretty much suspended and so many people unable to see or visit family and loved ones.
I’ve really been struggling to put into words how I’m feeling about it all, and to be honest my feelings fluctuate daily. On the one hand, I’m sad for everyone who has lost or will lose someone to the virus, I’m sad for those who have lost jobs, small businesses who are suffering and the overwhelming helplessness we are all feeling toward the situation as a whole. I’m also sad for selfish reasons, like having to put my life on hold, not being able to hug my mum, dad, siblings and friends, and very trivial things too, like the thought of much awaited travel plans being cancelled – all things that I’m sure everyone is feeling frustrated about. But on the other hand, part of me is trying to see any kind of positive (however small it may seem now) in this peculiar situation.
The world is being forced to stop, and re-focus on what’s really important. Right now, it doesn’t matter what car you’re driving, what clothes you’re wearing or even where you live. Because everyone is living in the same world. A world that might even be starting to recover a little from the damage we have been causing for the last few decades at least. People (including myself) are starting to realise things that they were taking for granted, from a simple visit to the gym, to popping in to see family and friends, to the ability to travel so frequently. All these things that after this is all over, still won’t be a reality for so many people in this world.
I’m not too sure where i’m going with this post, but I felt I should address what our world is currently going through, and also how I’m feeling, as I’m sure so many people are feeling the same way. All i know is that once this is all over, I’ll hug my loved ones a lot tighter, appreciate how much freedom I have in choosing how I spend my time, and I will never ever take for granted how lucky I am to simply hop on a plane and explore any destination of my choosing.
Hope you are all doing okay and not feeling too overwhelmed by it all 💖 Stay safe everyone x