Living in the year 2020!

The year 2020 has brought in so many surprises. Covid 19 has literally turned my whole world upside down. If I had to fathom working from home a few months back, I would have enjoyed it but all I feel now is when is this all going to end?

When do I get to go out for a movie? How long would it take for things to stabilise? The only thing that pulls me through this fiasco is knowing that there are so many others sailing on the same boat waiting for this storm to atleast subside and come nearer to the shore.

It would be wrong to say that the situation has not taught me anything. The patience of working everyday followed by a whole bunch of cooking, cleaning and looking after the house. For all those of you wondering, yes I have a very fulfilling job which requires me to completely commit myself to learners from all over the world waiting to make their very next step into education.

There are days where I don’t even have time to just sit peacefully and enjoy my own company. At first I enjoyed the idea of learning to cook. Believe me, I had to even google how to boil potatoes in a pressure cooker once I took over the kitchen. It took me a while but I  then gradually moved on to learning basic items like rotis, paranthas, dal and different kinds of vegetables.

The only silver lining I see is Bhuvan, who is always there to brighten up these gloomy days. There are days when we are the best of friends and there are times when I just wish I did not have someone hovering around. Such is life!

I sit and wonder on this perfect Sunday evening just praying that we all are able to pull through this phase. The economy has taken a toll and there are so many people for whom it has become difficult to even make the minimum wages that they were previously living on.

Even though my problems seem so huge there are people who have lost their near and dear ones because of the virus. Covid has brought with it the unexpected and it looks like it is here to stay. However, I know that this too shall pass and we will all come out stronger and more united.

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