Changing the Mindset

“COVID is deadly! Do everything you can to protect yourselves and your loved ones!” “Actually, jokes, you’re most likely going to catch it, and that’s okay!” We have witnessed a dramatic transformation in rhetoric from our leaders regarding the future of the pandemic. An increasing acceptance that the virus will spread without the reintroduction of…

Staying Afloat

The moment you realise the ship you are standing on is beginning to sink. I find it hard to imagine a more distressing and overwhelming feeling. When a ship starts to sink, there is rarely a solution. It’s tough (if not impossible) to ‘unsink’ a ship. The only thing in your control is finding ways…

2 steps forward 1 step back

Notwithstanding the scan of a QR code upon entering a venue, or the flash of a vaccination certificate to a staff member, life has returned to normal. Like the rest of the population, I went into this new period with extreme excitement and anticipation. After months of isolation and uncertainty, and having the word “freedom”…

Post-Lockdown Anxiety

It’s only when you change jobs that you realise how comfortable you were in your old position. It’s only when you move homes that you realise how comfortable you were at your old house. It’s only when you are allowed to go outside 5km from your home that you realise how comfortable you became living…

The Emotions of Quarantine

The world is in lockdown. Over 169 nations/regions have at least one confirmed case of Covid-19, and the number of global infections is rising exponentially. This has forced nations to close their borders, businesses to close their operation and communities to close their doors. These are unprecedented and unknown times which brings about many different…