New Day, New Start

After the inauguration of President Biden, I think it is appropriate to say this is a new beginning for America, and the World.

We have all had to live through the treacherous year of the COVID pandemic, and some would argue the presidency of Donald Trump. This is where division and unrest was at its peak. Children separated from parents, racial discrimination at its highest point for centuries. It has been overwhelming for any standard citizen to see. But, I am not an American, I am British, and even I can notice the struggle.

So, does this mean this is the end of our struggles? No, but it is a start to fight back. I am not one to be heavily invested in politics, but when it comes to the functioning of our world, it is only right that we contribute our voices and help.

The majority of Britons have been giving and kind throughout this pandemic. It can be argued that those who have broken the rules have made it harder to go on; mentally and emotionally. We should not use this time to look back in regret; on what we should have done better. Instead, we should use this time to reflect upon our previous mistakes, and look forward to assess on how we can use our abilities and skills, to make a brighter future for all.

Remember to smile, and to look out for each other. New day, new start.

Lockdown 3.0

With the UK having another lockdown announced to protect there NHS, I wanted to touch on some of the benefits and my thoughts on the decision.

Obviously, it sucks. It’s annoying for those who need to go to work, the concept of freedom gets swayed, as people are not allowed to go anywhere.

But, there are some positives. You can still go out for exercise, such as a run, walk, cycle, etc. Just like in the first lockdown, this time is the best time to start something new, learn a new skill, or practice what you already know. Better get that guitar out of the cupboard.

If you are going to spend this Lockdown alone, don’t suffer in silence. There are many people, friends, family, and phone services that can help. Being on your own can be lonely, but you don’t have to be alone.

On the other hand, being alone might be great. You finally have your freedom to do what you want to do, but not everyone will feel that luxurious. Remember to look out for one another, because we are all in this together.

Please, don’t break the rules. You know it’s wrong, so why do it?

Finally, take some time to yourself. You don’t have to be working 24 hours a day. There is more than enough time in a day for you to relax. I ask you take up that opportunity, and remember to be present in that moment.

Take care!