Oh dear...would "Happy Easter" be an appropriate word to say to people in these fuzzy, confusing and dark times?! Yes dear reader, you could be reading this letter right now (as at the time of writing this, as of Easter in 2020), or even a year from now...perhaps even 2,5, 20, 50 or even 100 years from now. If you happen to be in the latter camp of readers at the time: let me remind you that we were all having to self-isolate and #stayathome due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...way beyond our normal. Easter 2020 is/was a forced dark period on every single human alive...even a forced period of an unplanned vacation, depending on your point of view.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced many of us (even essential workers to a degree, on their days off) into a long-term pause, and as the image implies: to be more creative. The world as we know it has changed. There are (no doubt) people who are enjoying this change, while others are sad and anxious - with mental health also taking prominence.
Depending on where you live in the world, many of us have been in quarantine and/or self isolation from the Coronavirus pandemic longer than others. Yet this COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all. It is normal to live in fear, negativity, stress, anxiety and doom and gloom during these uncertain and unsettling times. Personally, one minute I am feeling awesome and at peace with being stuck (completely isolated) at home, living alone, while the next my body is reacting with unpleasant emotions that I can't fathom at the time. The latter is all part of the process of grief and shock that every single human being is going through right now.
No doubt about it, March 2020 has been a tumultuous month for all of us (as per the image, you can see it's written all over my face at the moment), with further pain many months down the road. Although we will see a transformed world for the betterment of humanity that survive on the other end on the other side. (You can thank me later if you wish).
Different colors do convey different meanings. If someone was to ask you what color you are today; you'll generally respond in kind in relation to the mood you're in at said given moment.
It was back in July 2019, a Saturday night that the desire to become a User Experience (UX)/User Interface (UI) Designer came out of the blue. This was no ordinary Saturday night, although the most recent events were a blur; learning how to make a few basic drinks in a bartending course (my desire was to move from corporate to hospitality at the time). Who knew that making a few G&T's from scratch between moi and the trainers stopwatch would be so life changing. Then again, a psychic told me that if I decide not to pursue bartending, that I'll work in IT instead - and that I'll be good at it. #bingo