It has been over two months that I have sat and look inwards, surprisingly enough I am not panicking the way I thought I would.
I imagined myself in an apocalyptic situation and always wondered if I would crumble.
We will not be going back into the world we stepped out of, nothing will be the same, when I say that I emphasise that nothing will be the same.
How we interact with each other, where we work from, the education system, our business, what we considered the normal, is gone, and it is not coming back
So now what?
I have spent weeks thinking about this, as we all have, pondering what next? When does normal start? What is normal? Does any of what we did before really matter? Should I register for the 15th zoom session invite to hear what someone thinks is going to happen, probably not because they are as confused and as fearful as me.
We all are, it’s normal, we are allowed to admit it, and it’s okay to admit it.
For some the denial is still strong, that is also okay, we are all in this together and it’s okay to hope for normality to return.
So now what?
The pandemic will disappear, but the repercussions will remain, they will linger with us for years to come and somehow we have to forge a new world through it.
The only way we can do this, is together, not one of us knows more than the next and therefore we need to collaborate and work out what is to come.
We have to look inwards and see what truly matters and we have to mold this into the environment which we will live in.
I don’t have any answers but I have ideas, as I am sure you do too.
What I do know for certain is that this road cannot and will not be walked alone, it will require strength of will and mind and it will need the collective.
I ask you to join me in working out how we move forward, without ego, fear, anger but with love and respect for each other.