It’s hard to believe that we’re already half way through the year. Time has flown by quickly and there have been a lot of events that have happened this year so far. The fires in Australia, COVID-19 around the world, and the Black Lives Matters movement.
One way or another, I feel that one or more of these events has affected us. Some have been more than others and more seriously.
Let’s take COVID-19. It has spread all over the world. Each country has its own restrictions depending on the severity.
Although no one in my family has tested positive for COVID-19, my family and I have been affected. My kids have been out of school and daycare since March. My husband and I would love to be able to tell them when they’ll go back to school and when they’ll be able to play with friends and such. However, we don’t have any answer for them. Thankfully, my husband is an essential worker and is able to work. However, it is somewhat challenging for me to find work.
Now, I know that compared to some, this impact seems insignificant, which it is. We haven’t been impacted as severely by any of these events as seriously as others have been and I’m definitely grateful for that and feel saddened for those affected more severely.
My point is simply that we’re all affected in different degrees and ways.
It can sometimes make planning activities and outings challenging, as few places are opened and there are various restrictions.
Having a challenging time with planning, it is difficult for me to look ahead and plan certain things, such as meals or even trying to do some ‘homework’ with my kids. I have forgotten some zoom calls for my girls. Thankfully they aren’t mandatory, but still feel they can benefit from them.
At the end of the day, all we can do is do our best and try and support each other. After all, we’re all in this together.
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