Lessons from a Global Pandemic and beyond - well half way through the year!

 Where do I start?...

2020 got off to a bad start with the loss of my dearest dad.... Nothing can ever prepare you for the loss of a loved one.

Then we had Covid-19. Neither power or wealth could stop the global spread of Covid-19. As it unfolds, it is revealing the vulnerability of us humans and the importance of a good health system and leadership.

We've all heard.. Prevention is better than cure...Covid-19 is a strong reminder that ignoring science comes at a great cost. Who remembers Ebola, SARs and the Bird flu?

I am hoping that this is a global learning curve and an opportunity for the world to rediscover and lay foundations for a cleaner, healthier and safer life.

How has this personally affected me? I have been fortunate enough not to lose anyone close to me to Covid. That being said, I had colleagues who lost family members ๐Ÿ˜ญ.

I have discovered a new way of working and experienced working from home for the first time. Was it how I imagined it would be? Not really... I probably did a lot more work as I didn't have the opportunity to natter to colleagues, I sat down for hours on end, didn't have a lunch break; but then again my previous job (I started a new job this month) involved a lot of travelling so I was used to missing lunch breaks and just eating on the go.

I developed a passion for virtual challenges, like never before! I had a coach for 6 weeks, who designed weekly session plans. I completed 100km week! My passion for running increased by 1000% if that's possible and became comfortable with feeling uncomfortable.

I truly believe that the experience of losing my father has given me the strength to keep going and 'never' the thought of giving up. I don't fear changes and I am now very much opened to new challenges. That quote by Richard Branson 'If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later'. I came across this many years ago but never ever followed it through, due to fear of failure. With time and reflection, I am now pretty much up for new challenges and let's see where they can take me.

Life 'really' is too short and I want everyone that I come into contact with to feel inspired and discover their wings to fly because you just never know when it can all be taken away. We must appreciate and live for those who are no longer with us; as we run for those that cannot.

Peace and love always๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•


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