I can, honestly, say that I don’t know how to start this article. Should it be on a high note or a low note, am I happy or sad about the effects that Covid-19 has had in my life, I don’t know. Lets see the benefits and challenges I have faced in the last few months then decide how I should be feeling at the end. Though, I am currently on a high because I am listening to a song by Killer-T Tidanane, so the chances of this article being positively biased are high.
- I got seriously connected virtually, it is only in this Covid that I have shared platforms with Mr Mutumwa Mawere, Mr Leo Kandemwa, Arthur Mutambara, I must say that my digital rolodex is looking quite impressive.
- I finalised three books, published one, second one in development and cartoon character development in process
- I got serious with my blogging, a blog that had been sitting for 6 years with no content
- All the creativity in me came out in full force, I knitted 3 hats for my kids when I was worried about failing to get them winter clothes
- As a woman, I have to say, I have never had a cosmetic free year like this one.
- No constant hair saloon trips…(ha, ha, hadn’t been doing that with natural hair)
- No sore heels…haven’t had to wear high heels much
- Clothes consumerism has been curtailed…with South African borders being closed, I almost resorted to illegal like activities to get my kids winter clothes.
- At the beginning of the lockdown, I was obsessed with the coronavirus statistics and would check them three to four times a day, eventually, I realised that this was something I had no control over and eventually stopped. But just looking at the graph, it doesn’t look like its flattening or slumping…not good.
- The first 3 weeks of the lockdown I put in my hours in the Netflix space, not something I am proud of, I am not a TV watcher, I can go for months without even getting the remote from the kids
- The food bill went up, kids have nothing to do but play and eat all day long
- The food gets into places you don’t wish it to, I think I am a full 5 kgs heavier now (depressing)
- The government took advantage of the COVID 19 times
- I haven’t been studying, this weighs quite heavily.
- I haven’t had to do any work adjustments….the remote working space still the same
- Spending time with my kids….I am a work-from-home mum
I think like I indicated earlier, this was going to be positively biased and it is, because I have done more in this Covid Virus season than I would ordinarily do. Ordinarily, I would set the books aside because I have work to do, the one driver I have is a guilty conscience. If I overindulge in a guilty pleasure, I overcompensate. I watched too much Netflix and I had to satisfactorily compensate for the unproductivity.
Excuse me for today’s topic, I was informed that if you are a writer, you need to write everyday, even when you have no motivation….a writer writes. That’s the only way to perfect the skill. If you do assess yourself, please do comment and tell me how you are doing in these Covid times.
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