The golden jail: Social distancing and working from home

I would have never imagined that a pandemic will cause the next recession in the world. For the last 2 years I was waiting for it to happen, it always happens, it’s a cycle and this time took longer than previous times. 

I love not having to worry about leaving home on time to be at work by 8am and I love seeing my family during the day; but it’s rare when good things come with a free price tag. I feel that now, after a few days of working from home, my core freedom is frozen. I am choosing not to go out and avoid in person social interaction. I am doing it for my neighbour, your friends and our family members. While I know it is the right thing to do, it is not easy. I miss my routine, talking with my coworkers and the peace in the world. I even miss the boring political news, sports and celebrity gossip. It’s always like that, right? We need to experience it and feel that is gone to be able to appreciate it. 

Every year on this planet, new and unprecedented things happen. Technology and globalization have come so far that issues happening now can’t be compared  to what our human ancestors experienced, because they never did. After all, we are learning life’s lessons just behind their occurrences and basically playing catch up.

Oh how much the world has changed in just a few days. Some people feel alone, others anxious to get back to their normal lives, for some there is no difference at all and others just go with the flow. Which one are you? Ok, now think, which one should be you? Put aside these examples and the stereotypes around you and be the person YOU want to be. Now is the time.