Tomorrow is never promised, so love and appreciate the people who are in your life.
Honestly, this pandemic taught us so much about life. How we should live with it, be contented of what we have, aim to survive, and some more. In my 37 years of existence, I’ve never been into isolation like what COVID does. But this so-called “isolation” is the period which will help us lower the chance that a person or animal could transfer illnesses to others.
What are we doing to get through the situation?
I am staying at home whenever possible (I am the one who goes out and buys anything we need). In this time of difficulties, I felt different. I change the way I see things. Through my blog, I share positivity, good vibes like sharing funny videos, and I am honest to say I learned how to do that “TikTok.” Haha. I am learning new skills, giving time to work out to be healthy and fit and spending more time with my kids, preparing home-cooked healthy meals, and showing solidarity in our little way, by cooperating with our LGU’s or government policies to practice social distancing and proper hygiene. We are strictly practicing adequate sanitation and disinfection at home.
How is our situation during the pandemic and quarantine?
I admit I react differently to every stressful situation in life because of my panic and anxiety disorder, which makes me feel more anxious, and I am panicking all the time. Not just that, this pandemic affects our job that instant. The father of my children lost his, and mine was turned into part-time status. But that doesn’t hinder us not to deal with the situation well. Despite this crisis, we can feed our children three times a day and survive since lockdown and quarantine started. I am grateful to say that even if I have a part-time job at the moment, we were able to help others, not that much, but I know it brought positivity to other people, which is more important. Sabi nga nila “No one has ever become poor by giving.” which is true. Kahit di man kami mayaman, but yung pakiramdam to ease yung gutom is a big help and through this, we INSPIRE people to keep going and huwag mawalan ng pagasa.
During this Pandemic, what this COVID-19 taught us?
What makes you move forward?
I am staying optimistic that this pandemic will vanish as fast as it quickly arrived. It just teaches us more about life, appreciates people around us, and little things we have. We should not quit; I keep finding ways to keep going, especially I am dealing with my mental health concerns, even if I have to do things little differently and with determination. Whatever circumstances we are dealing with, let’s nurture the strength within ourselves.
My children are my motivation to keep going. And never forget to PRAY that all things will be alright in HIS TIME.
This story is an entry to ComCo Southeast Asia’s “Write to Ignite Blogging Project”. The initiative is a response to the need of our times, as every story comes a long way during this period of crisis. Igniting and championing the human spirit, “Write to Ignite Blog Project” aims to pull and collate powerful stories from the Philippine blogging communities to inspire the nation to rise and move forward amidst the difficult situation. This project is made possible by ComCo Southeast Asia, co-presented by Eastern Communications and sponsored by Electrolux, Jobstreet, and Teleperformance.
I encourage all bloggers out there to share your stories and let your stories be heard.
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“Write to Ignite Blogging Project” is made possible by ComCo Southeast Asia, with Eastern Communications as co-presenter, and with Electrolux, Jobstreet, and Teleperformance as major sponsors.
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“I understand that it’s hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions… we’ll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we’ll have to work on overcoming it.”