My love-hate relationship with Corona

by beyondwell

Like you, I am just human and I have struggled with many of the aspects of this pandemic. I have moved through many stages including anxiety, isolation, frustration, joy, and excitement about the future. I am coming out of this experience fundamentally changed.

“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” – Margaret Drabble​

I find myself in a strange time between endings and new beginnings.

After 9 beautiful years, my relationship has come to an end. From coupledom to singlehood… Yesterday I moved to a new shared flat in Zürich and this marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life.

Coincidentally, we are fortunate enough that the shops and restaurants are back to life here in Zürich. Yesterday, I also had the pleasure of having my first post-lockdown lunch at one of my favorite restaurants. I don’t think I have ever appreciated being served delicious food in a restaurant as much.

My love-hate relationship with Corona

The last couple of weeks have been intense, challenging, and slow. Sometimes I was unable to focus or so demotivated that I had no energy to give. And other times I was as creative and effective as ever.

I am going through many paradoxical feelings and I presume you can relate…

I am sick and tired of staying at home, yet I am grateful for the time I’ve had to slow down and to re-connect with myself.

As an entrepreneur, I am worried about whether I will make it through this crisis, yet I am also more inspired than ever to create and give value.

I’ve felt trapped in a dark mood, and yet I’ve also felt so much light and hope.

I’ve never been as far apart from the people I love, and yet my friendships have deepened to a level that was unimaginable before.

I feel a sense of loss for my “old” life, and at the same time, I am excited about reinventing myself.

My point is that for every difficulty there has been a wonderful gift. I am coming out of this experience as a new person. And I don’t think life can ever be the same as before. And that’s a good thing.

We now have a choice to make

It comes down to this…

We can either go back to living the way we always did as if nothing happened…

OR

We can use this opportunity to live a better life that is more aligned with what’s most important to us.

What will you choose?

How do you want your life to be different?

What elements of this experience do you want to carry with you when things go back to “normal?”

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