Personally, this whole corona virus situation has left me distressed and despaired. I’ve been reading the news in a constant and almost obsessive manner, and I believe no one can truly avoid the continuous Facebook posts full of doom and gloom.
Like a lot of other individuals, this global pandemic has affected my mental health, as well as my music and writing careers. Gigs cancelled, work opportunities withdrawn, travel plans and meetups cancelled…let’s just say that these past few days have been a wonderful concoction of disaster. However, as cliche as it sounds, I’m truly forcing myself to see the light at the end of this tunnel by trying to reignite what I’m passionate about. I invite you to do the same.
If you’re living abroad or away from your family and childhood friends, give them a call. Thankfully, the technology that’s available nowadays allows us to connect with individuals who live far away without having to spend tonnes of money and effort. If there’s a book that you’ve been dying to read, sit on your couch and read it.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, but you didn’t have the time to do so, now’s the perfect time to hit Youtube and all those online lessons available, and use that poor guitar that’s been patiently waiting in a corner for years without being strummed.
If you’ve been procrastinating when it comes to writing that apology letter or reconnecting with someone who you’ve burnt bridges with, now’s the time reflect on past mistakes and construct a better future.
To sum it all up in one sentence – let’s use this delicate time to remind ourselves to live and love passionately, and to reflect on how finite our time on Earth is. Stay strong; you’ve got this!