Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Strangest Year

2020. It was a year people look forward to. The perfect year for a brand new start. Unbeknownst to all, it was also the start of a pandemic which source is heavily speculated.  

Many, many years ago, when I was little, I don't remember how old I was, I thought about how my life would be like in 2020. Then, it seemed like an impossible year to reach but here we are. It was nothing like I imagined. I envisioned myself not wearing masks in public. That was the clearest I remembered. No smelling my own breath and frequently taking off my specs to get rid of the proof of exhalation that escaped the gap between the mask and my face wishing I could stow the specs somewhere until I free my mouth in the privacy of my home. 

At first, I wasn't threatened by the pandemic. I kept thinking that it would somehow disappear as suddenly as it first came. Yes, it came swiftly but its hopeful disappearance did not happen. It spread globally in a matter of weeks affecting from hundreds and then thousands of people. This is when it hit nearer to home. The country went into a lockdown with no interstate nor international travels allowed on 18 March which lasted until 10 June 2020. The social creatures were encouraged to stay at home to curb the spread. The outcome? The unshakeable tourism industry was at the brink of collapsing. 

It would be a lie if I say I am not worried at all. True, there was a few months of escape from the pandemic which I thought would last. At least, I thought everything will be rosy again. It was an unsettling quiet before the storm. 

Here we are again, at yet another conditional movement control order. There is one important thing I can do. It's not about becoming a nervous wreck, worrying for things beyond my control. It's time I learn to continue trusting God. Everything is happening according to His plan.