As we draw close to 40,000 deaths of covid 19, I realise that this new world which used to be fuelled by fear and uncertainty, now seems to be governed by the same. We have found ourselves locked into a world that slowly is coming to terms with the fact that our world will never be the same again.
This year, 2020 will forever change us. I already feel changed in many ways. As adjusted as I am to my world, and how it suits me, I see differences in how people are. There is frustration and anger which is mixed with kindness and consideration.
As we start to move towards lifting lockdown, I worry about what this will mean. My counselling service is quiet, and works in a different way. Even the way we counsel in the future will change, with test track and trace leading to confidentiality issues and ethical questions within the contracting stage. Such a new world.
I try to stay focused and remain positive. I try to enjoy my time outside, away from the computer. The hot weather a glorious sun everyday,and yet the devastation of a drought at a time when we are at home and the possibilities of hosepipe bans and rationing and second spikes is forever threatened on the horizon.
I guess I’m written and wrung out today. I need to step back, regroup and take time.
Take Care of yourselves and the people you love.
Sincerely Yours, Paul