We Live In Strange Times

At the end of 2021, a lot of people believed that 2022 would be a much better year because the COVID statistics were really improving. BUT then came 2022 with more COVID strains to deal with. Each country faced their own challenges and many shared similar circumstances with other countries.

I live in Australia and it’s April now and the country is still in chaos to a certain extent. We’re told we need a 4th booster vaccine, but this is initially targeted at the more fragile members of the community. I can relate as I have no spleen, meaning my immune system is impaired.

On the “positive” side, the government have eased the strict rules because we’re now living with COVID instead of focusing on stamping it out. Mask wearing rules have become more lenient. It’s partly up to individual preferences but they’re not required outside or in many different retailers. Naturally, it’s expected that you still wear one in hospitals and medical centres unless you have a medical exemption (which I do).

Melbourne retailers were struggling, with many forced to close forever and others to shut until they could reopen. Because city offices had only minimal staff working, the cafes and restaurants really felt the pinch. Thousands of people who worked from home are now back in their natural working environment but still need to think about safe distancing where practical. City retailers reopened if they could and business started booming again. If people were working, they still needed to eat and drink.

Due to people isolating, quitting their jobs to find better ones (often working from home), there have been thousands of job opportunities for people wanting to work. Whether it’s in hospitality, retail, cleaning, fruit picking and and many other industries, applying for a job was often as easy as making a phone call, especially if you had experience.

The world has radically changed and it will never be the same as it was prior to the pandemic. Some believe it’s a bad thing while others consider it a positive thing because their lives have improved in some ways.

It doesn’t matter where you live; if you want to make improvements in your life, there has never been a better time to do so because of the vast number of possibilities that have become available.

It’s up to you whether you choose to be negative and depressed about what’s happening in the world OR choose to be positive and seize new opportunities where you can. Life is too short to be miserable, regardless of your circumstances. I sincerely hope that, by reading this, you really believe your fate is in your hands.

In my case, I have numerous health challenges that preclude me from working a regular job. So, I made the decision back in 2009 to become a freelance writer, editor and proofreader. I work from home so the pandemic didn’t really affect me in that way.

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