Hi, Alice here
QUARANTINE DAY... 51 !! - I had to look up the day, because i no longer count
It is so crazy we are already in May. 1/3 of the year gone. And in a weird situation.
It is so strange for me to think more than half the people of the world is isolated, half of lives on pause, on stand-by.
This includes me and all my family. Not being able to work, go outside and have my normal life is new to me. From my backyard i hear nothing but birds singing and dogs barking. So quiet, so very strange to me... I live in a noisy city, where mainly traffic is what you hear everyday. This new normal has had -unlike what i thought in the beginning- a positive effect in me (aside from the downsides we are all facing here). You start to notice some things... people are starting to take concience about priorities and what/who is really important in their lives. You start to be more thankful. In my case, as we have all the basics to live during this times, and the fact that me, my close family and friends are ok, is more than enough to be grateful... you realise that if you and your loved ones have the basic: health, food.. NOTHING else matters.
Priorities change, that much. That is why i have no other feeling than peace because i have everything to live, and thats enough to be so THANKFUL.
I also think about the people who dont have the same luck as me, probably the people that live alone is having a hard time... also the ones who dont have health, the ones that lived paycheck to paycheck, nor enough money to go through this.. are probably having the hardest. To those people i wanna say: somethimes i think to myself 'pls hang in there' .. and for the people i know, i also think 'pls do not go out, i want you to be safe, i want to see you again'
Where I live, the quarantine ends in less that a week, with little probability to be extended (as its been happening every two weeks or so)
My honest opinion? Here we are not ready to go to normal, not even close
Even though is going to be little by little, there is no way its the time. its too soon.
Here, numbers are still going up, with NO signs of slowing down
But money talks, and a lot of people want the economy to be reactivated... and i am not judging nor blaming someone at all. Because for some people at this point is the virus or hunger. and that is the sad part. some cant wait any longer to earn a living.
that is going to affect us all. but.. what can we do? even if we try, some of us cant put ourselves in the shoes of those people.. at least not entirely.
so thats is why i am thanful for this present moment and hope all this is over soon... probably thats being very optimistic, BUT we all know only one thing... the only thing certain is that our lives will never be the same. it will all change. a little, a lot.. depending on who you are, where you are.
I know i will be making changes in my life, i think i already am... and i think you too.
i just hope they are all for the best !
ps: the auction is on pause because of the situation, but YES i still want to do this, when international travel is open again... probably around mid-2020 (july perhaps)
Keep you all updated on that
Stay home, stay safe <3
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