We are travelling through unchartered waters.
We are worried about our health. Our loved ones. Our jobs and income. Our studies.
We are worried about our world.
We are worried about our most vulnerable — our elderly, our cancer patients, our immune compromised.
We are worried about our creature comforts being taken away — making way for a whole new way of living.
We don’t quite know how long this worry will last. When it will end.
We are surrounded by unknowns.
We are being bombarded with scary fake news.
We are being bombarded with even more terrifying real news.
But we struggle to tell the difference between the two.
We are cancelling our hard earned travel plans.
We are cancelling our weddings and our anniversaries.
We are losing money. We are losing time.
We can see the silver linings, sure. The world is re-setting. Our values are being reaffirmed. We are able to sit, ponder, re-evaluate.
Our world is one.
But for the most part, we are confused, anxious, scared.
We are defeated, deflated, terrified.
We are not okay.
And that in itself, is okay.
We are allowed our bad hours, bad days, bad weeks. It’s possible, especially in a time like this, that we will have bad months.
But we are not alone — we are in this together.
We will continue to prioritise self-care. Be patient with one another. Check in on loved ones.
We won’t panic buy, we understand there’s enough for everyone. Refuse to be selfish. In a time of chaos, don’t create more.
Stay calm. Stay safe.
Remember, “this too shall pass.”
But until then, it’s okay if you’re not okay.