• Derek

May 2020 Update- What am I up to?

Well, here we are, in May 2020. Who woulda thunk that the world would the the way it is right now? Who could have predicted that most of the world would have spent most of the year so far in quarantine? With so many lives lost?

Whilst this year has not been a great year by any means, there are lots of things to be thankful for. Like being alive. Like your family and friends being safe. Like having maybe some extra time to pursue a hobby or side hustle that you wold normally not have had time to do in a busy rat-race type of world. There is no better time than right now to practise gratitude and being happy that you've got a roof over your head, and food in your belly.

This is a prime opportunity to get ahead of everybody else. By being creative, thinking outside the box, and trying new stuff. There maybe a platform that you never thought would be useful for you- but you don't know unless you try. A great case in point is TikTok. Most people think it's an app for teenage girls to dance on, but it's getting more popular with adults, and maybe it's the perfect place for you to market your jewellery, or your jam. The more eyeballs you have on your product, the more likely for something to happen...

Right now it's a crazy time. I'm taking greater precautions to try to protect my family. Like separating my laundry from the family's, showering and getting changed immediately upon getting home from work, disinfecting everything like wallets, phones, keys, etc.

Now is definitely not the time to be complacent. The numbers are low, and we want to keep them there. With the relaxation of restrictions, we need to be extra cautious. I'm still not keen to go anywhere, and our family will probably spend some more time at home before we venture out too far. Just because you're allowed to go out, it doesn't mean you should abuse that privilege.

I don't know how well the population will handle rolling lockdowns, meaning opening some things, have people not follow the rules, resulting in the number of infections going up, and then having to lock down again. Repeated cycles of this could well be much worse than extending the initial lockdown.

Whilst we can't control the virus itself right now, we can influence how much the virus can spread. It's up to all of us.


Stay safe, stay creative, and I'll see you all soon.

D




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