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Only in the darkness can you see the stars

I am not responsible for the title of this post. This is a quote from Martin Luther King Junior.   I was at the Works today and found a notebook with this quote on and it made me think about the last year and a half. Honestly, we have been in the darkness a lot. This pandemic in one way or another has thrown everyone into the darkness.   We have people who have been hit with financial issues, like me. Other people have lost loved ones or have lost their jobs. Some people have been affected by COVID long term and others have been locked in their homes for extended periods.   I know I have been struggling mentally. I have had to shield myself because I find the government guidance around asthmatics wrong. I have been on my own and at times it has been really tough to handle. Some of the things which has seen me through however are; thinking about my nana. She was born and raised during WW2. She had bombs dropping on her, I can survive this; I have also had charities helping m

What will the new normal be?

Now we have had a pandemic the question I have to ask what will the new normal be? My normal for the last year has been anything that is confined in my flat. I have not seen much of the outside world. When this pandemic is over everything is going to change and I think it is going to change quickly. I do not want to see the world getting into a scary place where everyone is wearing face masks after the pandemic. Will kids be more scared to interact together? Will adults refrain from physical contact? What I would like to see personally would-be offices be less focused on location of work. I think it is hilarious that in 2020 we were still being forced to work in a building when we do not have to. I would like to see more kindness in the world and that the kindness that we have seen over the last year continues. I know for me, my new normal will include going outside at least once a day even walking up and down my street a couple of times. I will locate somewhere that I can work at leas

Dear Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and other Health Care Professionals

I know you have been struggling. This pandemic has tested your resolve in ways you never thought that it would. You are worn out. You miss your families and still have to deal with the angry relatives who cant see theirs. I bet you have been yelled at, cursed at, and even had to deal with people being violent. You have had to see so much death that you wonder whether you will ever look at death in the same way again. I know you feel that no one cares. You feel that despite still being in the same situation as we were last year the clapping has stopped and you think that if you ended up on a COVID ward as a patient no one would care. Here is the thing though. I CARE. You medical heroes are the reason why this pandemic has not killed more. Your brave resilience is the reason people like myself can still access physio, get our medications and keep as healthy as we can. It is because of people like you who are able to help still the vulnerable get up off the floor when they have fallen. Yo

Frustration

If you are choosing to not follow restrictions in place to protect people from the pandemic. It is important that you have to stay home. If you are breaching the rules then you are being mean and nasty. You are putting people at risk and that you are being selfish. It is not for people to break the rules. I don't care if you think that this pandemic is a hoax you legally have been asked to stay at home. If you are choosing to not do this you are just being absolutely selfish. I was starting to have hope seeing the figures were going down and I got the figures today and it is increasing again.  I have been stuck at home since March and this is going to continue. I am not happy about this but all I can do is implore you to be sensible and protect yourself, your family, and everyone else. How, do you think, lockdowns are going to be eased if the figures are not in the hundreds a day but the thousands.  Stay safe, stay at home and let's get to the end line.

Personal Responsibility

I have been told I am heartless and that I am only calling for personal responsibility because Donald J Trump supposidly had COVID-19 and that I apparently hate him. This is not true. I have been calling for people to take responsibility for their actions with respect of COVID19 since I had symptoms back in March April Time. So for point one, I do not hate Donald J Trump. In fact at the beginning I believed that whilst some of his wording was ridiculous but I thought he had the making of some decent policies. Unfortunately the longer his presidency went on, I saw him for what he was a racists. I do not hate him though. In a free country we are free to believe in anything that we want to believe in. However, those who live and work in the public light should hide thei worse traits and not allow them to impact their work. I do not hate him. I do not even dislike him. I do not feel anything for the man except for maybe pity. In terms

Support Each Other

We are still in a wave of this pandemic where the numbers can surge at any moment. When you let yourself relax on social distancing and facemasks, the numbers increase. So, what exactly is important? What is important is that we do not loose our Humanity. It is easy to say, "Oh no, there is a pandemic and I will clear the shelves and take care of me" but what about those who still have to attend their work places. Those who can not be furloughed but, because you have taken all the food they can not eat. During this pandemic we need to SUPPORT EACH OTHER! and I can not stress that enough. Here are some steps that you can do to support people around you during this crisis: Stick to your normal shopping habits. DO NOT PANIC SHOP! If you have the space, bulk buy from places like Amazon or Costco. Aside from the fact this will be cheaper for you, it leaves essential supplies for those