Usually, I am the type of person who goes around in life, questioning my decisions. Let's not even start about my romantic relationships because that's a whole blog on itself. Being on lockdown has given us too much time to overthink everything that's going on in our lives.
For me, I keep overthinking what's going to happen after I graduate? What if I don't? Will I get a job, or should I pursue my masters? I'm turning 28, I'm not even close feeling like I want children or get married. Is that even for me? -- I am the only person going around overthinking all of this and more?
The answer is no, I am not alone. Sadly, some people are questioning how to survive this crisis after losing their job, worried about paying their bills, and where to get the money to get the next groceries.
2020, hasn't been the year that we all wanted or expected. I remember in the last episode of season 3 of #OutspokenLive talking about getting my act together, come up with a schedule and goals for 2020; however, COVID-19 showed up, and everything went down the drain. Morocco and Mexico are some of the countries that extended their lockdown till the end of May 2020, and the ones in the Netherlands like me, every week we sit and wait for our Tuesday update.
May did not event start, and Pride Amsterdam 2020 planned for August has already been canceled due to the corona crisis. Concerts and Festivals are confirming their cancellations for this year. Which gives a big hint to bye-bye summer 2020. It's like Shakira's, and JLO's halftime show at the Superbowl was the closing ceremony for 2020 (yes, Superbowl was in February).
However, for us as human beings, it is allowing us to re-connect with ourselves and the ones around us. Like, reaching out to those friends, you have not talked to in a while. Use this 'free' time to make new habits, it takes at least 21 days to form a new one. Gain new knowledge, but most importantly, take care of yourself mentally and physically.
Stay safe, respect the protocols to prevent the spread of the virus, and...
"Wash your hands! You detty pig!" - Eric.
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