It’s day 1200 of the Covid19 pandemic and people everywhere are feeling the pressure. The pressure to perform at work, to pay the bills on time and to stay alive. Some of us are starting to feel anxious because you have time, but you don’t have the resources you once had. Here’s an example this week I wanted to get a new bike, normally that wouldn’t be an issue. But with the pandemic happening right now, I didn’t realize that Canadian Tire wasn’t essential anymore. We are all experiencing lockdown on many levels, some are working from home, others have been laid off. I’m part of the group of people who has been laid off. I remember hearing the news from my HR Manager and I thought to myself this is happening, I can’t change it this is happening. So, I did what most people did and I applied for unemployment right away, and here I am trying to take it day by day when I’m someone who’s always planning things. Mind you I haven’t even planned for my retirement yet, I’ve taken baby steps and then I had to stop. The goal is to retire but I also want to be able to do things too.
The one thing that’s important to understand is that we can try our best to control things, and that’s all we can do. The Minimalist writer said on one of his videos that we can control when we wake up, when we go to bed and what we can have for breakfast so let’s do that. We can make decisions that are important, but we have to make them at home.
Let’s do the best we can to tackle the important things and the things we can’t control, we will just have to let it go or put it aside for now. As someone who has had a rollercoaster of a ride, this entire event has made me realize that I need to utilize the time I have now. So please if you’re reading this article start that project now, start working on that dream now. Do what it takes because you know what? I let time go, and now I have to focus because I lost time, but I been blessed with time now so I have to take advantage.
I want to thank my two close friends for supporting my dreams, and for never giving up on me. This journey is going to be hard but it will be worth it in the end. We are all creating history and we are doing the best we can, that’s all we can do.
So if you’re trying to make your life easy, sleep on the couch. If not sleep in the comfort of your bed and remember that tomorrow is a new day, and you get to start all over again.