Oh, yes, Corona. How many blog posts about Corona and the lockdown might there be?
I’ll add one more. It’s more a kind of a retrospective.
We had a school shut down. A little hasty as I found and inconsistent, but whatever.
There were no masks for sale, so the citizens were not prescribed masks. 😎
But there were restrictions, closures and fears.
And that I found particularly bad: people who were afraid to go to the doctor. People who could not do physical therapy. People who sat apathetically at home. Not good for health and well-being.
Then our politicians showed up on TV without masks. And in parliament without masks.
But some of our politicians had themselves filmed with masks on. (Yeah!) When the camera was off, they took off their masks and chatted – without keeping their distance. 🤦♂️
And then there were masks.
Then the government made them mandatory. 😎
But not everywhere.
It seems that 9,000 died, for whom the test showed Covid (which does not mean that these people were sick or even had the virus).
This year we had almost no normal flu! Hardly sick, almost no flu deaths (2017: 17,000 dead).
I can not change a thing. That was the high seas weather situation.
But what was going on on the small bridge of my ship?
I bought a week planner to tear off as a desk pad. And I started planning and making lists! ✏️ 📅
I planned sports, I planned e-mails, I planned phone calls (Oh yes!), I planned hikes, I planned garbage collection dates and I planned waste disposal.
I had so much to do privately, I was glad that I had shorter working hours.
I reduced real life contacts to a minimum. And that was really good for me.
But I sent and received even more e-mails and radio messages. In just a few weeks I made hundreds of contacts on social media and exchanged ideas with dozens of people.Awesome people!
A great chance by the way:
I now know who is doing the same job as me and in which country of the world he or she is working! I know who I can approach and who can help me or who knows someone who can help me if I want to work there.
A great time. With all the ” hardships ” it was a great time.
Of course I slept very poorly at first. Cause there were neighbours who were now having one party after another.
Of course I was scared.
Of course I was worried.
But I had plans and lists.
And I used my routines and established new ones.
Of course I couldn’t go on a trip.
Of course I was limited.
But I started to advanced training. (And and completed it.)
And I did things routinely. And I gained courage.
I also learned a lot politically:
Money was distributed. Generously. But us little employees, we got nothing. I got an even smaller salary. 😯
And I could add a lot more crazy stuff.
The corona crisis showed me I no longer want to live and work and pay taxes and fees in a crazy country like this.
Don’t worry! It’s all right. It’s just what I learned, you may have learned something different from it.
And everything will be fine. I took this for me out of the crisis. 🍀