Ever since we heard of COVID-19 taking over Wuhan like never fathomable, the whole world has been following the virus. Numbers statistics fake news genuine concern – the question was always should I panic? Or Am I safe? Until recently, when the question came turned to be, am I too late to be taking precautions? And then the government stamped the panic by calling a lockdown. The to panic or not to panic phase passed, and it was a pause button hit on lives as we know it.
Pause, sit back, relax, take time out, just let go. We often hear ourselves telling this to others and hearing it from our confidants. But does it ever happen?? There is always something to get to, something to address, some errands to run, some plans to make. All of a sudden, the button has been hit and for all of us.
The pause keeps getting longer. The pause keeps getting more real. From Netflix and WhatsApp forwards, we start to realize this is probably a reset we will never get another chance to do. Not many people experience this, and we are not only experiencing this for ourselves but for the whole world. The journey within has started. The key is to realize it’s MINIMUM days – now is the time to do all those things you never found time for. Now is the time to spend with family. Now is when you find yourself, find the truth in others. Relations strengthen, some may fall apart – but we will all come out better versions of ourselves.
Rationing food, reading, hearing birds in the middle of the day in the city, not having to rush kids up for school, for classes, no thought into what to wear, no care about a bad hair day .. everything that was so normal is now suddenly so mundane.
It is the time to savor the pause. Let’s look at the silver lining – let’s look on the bright side. Let’s let our corona illuminate in this eclipse.
Author – Nidhi Somani
“Nidhi Somani is a mother of 2 boys, a writer, an entrepreneur with MSc degree in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics.”
“Writing for me has always been the easiest form of expression. It helps me talk to me. So whenever in life I have had a moment of joy, pain, wonderment, excitement, fear – I have always taken to writing. My writing on this platform is mostly about my journey as a mother. How these new lives have given me a new life. I write about everything I experience and right now it’s all about this journey as a mother.”