Written by: Phindile Le Bris Sithole-Spong
I like routine. I like it when things fall into place and I can do the things I like and love every single day without worry. But if there is one thing I (and many of) us struggle with is change. Or rather doing things that are outside of our comfort zone. But if I have learnt one thing over the past year, it is that a global pandemic and a toddler will make you realize that sometimes, living dangerously is ok. Not when it comes to your health of course. But when it comes to other things like new experiences. New challenges and new ways of operating that push us and make us a bit uncomfortable and maybe even scared. THAT is worth pursuing.
Which is why as we head into the new month I am pushing myself to try things I have put off. Experiences I was too lazy to do. And to be better at my job, at home, in my friendships with my health and with every other aspect that scares me and throws me off a bit. To start with I am focusing on projects I have wanted to do put have put off due to insecurity and fear. Which seems to be a fitting attitude as we still deal with the effects of COVID19. And as I type this France, where I currently reside, is going into another lock down. And whilst things are warming up and spirits were generally high. These new measurements are sure to make things a little grim and even scary for a while.
So irregardless of where you live and what the circumstances are in your country. I implore you to do the same. To take this time to deal with the fears and unknowns that we do have some control over. I cant promise that it will be easy. Or that it will make you feel any better. But it will take your mind off of things happening around you even for a few moments a day.
And when ever you feel scared or unsure, remember that you are not alone. And that while we may be separated by screens. We are all in this together. But also that only things worth doing are scary. And after some time the scary things will become normal and our new normal will be what makes us better and maybe even great.