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It appears that my business is slowing down again thanks to coronavirus. In fact, this week, lots of businesses, and their employees, have seen work come to a screeching halt after another round of coronavirus-related restrictions were implemented locally. This is scary, y’all!
As in my last post about the impact of coronavirus on translation, I’d like to again answer the question, “How are you coping with all of this pandemic stuff?"
I find myself standing in a chaotic land amidst two trains of thought that battle regularly. It’s the "good versus evil" battle depicted in so many movies. To cope, I’m doing my best to reconcile the two and keep on living in the midst of that. Let me explain.
As a freelancer, much of the “evil” train of thought follows concerns about my livelihood.
The “good” train of thought revolves around a few key points.
After sorting through the above thoughts, I have decided to accept both sides of the battle. Sometimes, I will laugh with joy, and, other times, I will cry. In between, I must focus on coping in a way that is not hard on myself, i.e. I must be kind to myself.
To that end, today (see photos), I treated myself to a short road trip and high-quality coffee, then I visited one of my favorite parks and a friend.
I suggest you do the same, if you can. Turn off social media and the news, put on a mask, and find something that brings you nothing but joy, and go enjoy it. Whatever that looks like, as long as it helps you through this chaotic era in world history.