Learning to live the life we’ve got, even if it’s not the life we’d have chosen!
The virus. Corona. Covid-19. This thing is going by many different names but it’s all the same problem. What’s more, it’s now got us all locked indoors outside of a few essential activities and a brief government mandated daily outing for exercise. Well, those of us following the rules at least.
But it’s not just our social lives that have been impacted, it’s our finances due to lost jobs, forced business closures, and the work lost from entire industries putting themselves on an indefinite hiatus. It’s the education of our children and youth as schools closed before students could take their GCSEs, plan to remain closed throughout the duration of this academic year, and may even be affected into the upcoming school year. It’s also massively affected our politics as we see a far right government forced to consider bringing to bear an almost unthinkably left-leaning set of policies.
Fortunately, it’s also inspired our generosity and a general spirit of togetherness. Many individuals, artists, and companies have made educational resources available at a discounted cost or even completely free. It’s engaged an army of volunteers to help support the hard work that medical professionals are engaged in all over the country. It’s mobilised communities to care for the vulnerable and elderly among them. It’s stirred up creativity in so many normal people to find workable solutions to issues we never guessed we’d coexist with.
Covid-19 is causing an endless supply of problems for the UK and the rest of the world. And we, as individuals, are doing our best to pick up the pieces. To figure out what normality looks like during a time like this. To learn what life with Covid-19 is all about.
And, because this is a time when we are so isolated, when the danger is to allow our vision to become insular, we here at Soliquidas want to use the platform we have to highlight the different experiences people are going through in all of this. So, please, if you’ve got a story to share about how you and/or your family are doing during this unique time, good or bad, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org — I’d love to listen to your story and, perhaps, share it here to help us all remember that life is bigger than any one of us and we’ve got to look out for each other!