CORONAVIRUS! – COVID-19! It is everything we know and hear these days.
I know that these days are not easy, especially because it is something unknown to everyone, the uncertainty for some may cause panic and for others indifference, it would be hypocritical if I said that either of them is wrong because I have gone through the two stages, now as we have heard many times in Hollywood, I am at that moment of acceptance.
But before continuing I want to explain my situation to you, this is not so that you feel bad for me because I don’t feel bad either, but so that you understand that many times the situation we are in is better than we imagined.
Those who know me could say that although I am Colombian and very proud to be, I have always been more excited to leave the country than to stay in it, why? Well, it has nothing to do with the good things that I clearly have, but Only with the 10% that I did not have in that place and are the opportunities in my work field, that 10% unfortunately although it does not sound like much is the percentage that defines me as a professional person in the present and in the future. This is why I have spent many years looking for opportunities abroad, and the year 2020 was the one, I would never have imagined that in the year I finally managed to start my dream 2 weeks after arriving in Barcelona, A global pandemic was going to confine me to my new apartment, with my new roomies and my new life.
As I told you before, I already went through two stages during this coronavirus, the first “indifference” and yes, now everyone will be thinking badly, but in the end a great majority of us saw how this virus was advancing far from us, calm that it will never reach us, because very badly as they say out there, it is better to prevent than to regret, now we all regret because while the situation is already controlled in that distant place, for us it spreads in our homes without any control and that is where we entered or I entered the second phase panic, ¿how much longer will it last? ¿Can it be controlled? ¿The worst is over? etc.
NOW!!! BREATHE … hard through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
Look if I have learned anything in my life it is that everything happens for a reason, and the changes that are coming are very good, it is like a reset button, of course I am not saying that everything is rosy, just that you have to have a positive attitude and above all patience to pass this stage and it is not only to help ourselves, it is above all to help those who need it most.
No more complaints and claims, we already have to leave that childish attitude and take advantage of the situation, many times we cry at work or university because we need a break or we are in desperate need to be at home with our families, friends, pets or even ourselves, start new challenges, activities and much more, as bad as the reason is, now we have that opportunity.
I don’t know about you, but when this is all over I want to go out and get ask ¿how it went? and I would answer with great pride that I am in shape for the first time in a long time (thanks to my roomies), that I finally managed to retake the blog, and that after a long time of trying to learn a language online I am succeeding, and not vice versa, go out and think that everything was wasted time.
No, we can`t complain, we have the technology so we won´t get bored and yes we can think a little more and say I want to do that thing as crazy as it may be, and if you still feel overwhelmed, I am going to prepare a routine so that you can make these days at home that hopefully it will help you, although in the end it all depends on each one attitude, I know we will get through this and it will make us stronger.
CHEER UP !!