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The Day The World Change...

When I first heard of a new virus called Coronavirus, I was on holiday, lazing around in my parent-in-law's house somewhere in East Java, Indonesia. I didn't think much about this virus and it soon left my mind...


A week after that, the hype around Coronavirus seems to grow, and it coincides with the date when my and family were about to travel back to Australia. Everyone seems to be buying masks left and right... so I did too!!


At first I feel weird to be wearing a mask and going outside, but arriving at the airport I saw that basically everyone is wearing it too, so it feels OK...


Arriving in Sydney, we got a taxi and got talking to the driver. At that point, almost no one in Sydney is wearing any masks (there were only 3 cases in Australia)... not too long though.. in a month time, the situation escalates so much, and I find myself in a situation I never imagined I will ever face. Lockdown! Shutdown! Social distancing! Sanitize! Overnight, this became the norm....


Instead of going to the office in the morning, my husband goes to the living room to work ...


Instead of going to school, both my boys learn from home.. my year 3 son learn new things via video that his teacher sent and type all his school work, my kindergarten son learnt very early how to type, how to login, how to send email to his teacher, and me? I became the emergency "school teacher"....


Instead of working on my business, I find my days teaching the boys...

Instead of delivering a hamper outside, I find I only go outside for groceries...

Instead of meeting up with friends, we do ZOOM meeting instead...

Instead of going to church to worship, we follow the mass online from our computer...


Instead of enjoying my coffee from the cafe on weekends and going on road trips, we stay home.. and play board games...

Instead of taking the kids to the park, they play scooter and bikes in the garage..

Instead of looking forward to my parents coming here from Indonesia for Easter holiday, we will be on different countries, stuck in our own homes and celebrating Easter by ourselves...


Yes, overnight the world seems to change.. and no, I never imagined I will ever face a situation like this.... but it is here! This happened! So.. we just have to make the best out of this...


Every morning that we have to stay home, I tell myself and the boys that, this means we are one step closer to the end of this pandemic. Instead of focusing and getting frustrated because we have to stay home, lets focus instead on the blessings and the good things ...


For me, I choose to focus on being grateful that I CAN actually be at home and handles the boys learning from home (which I was told, can be until end of June...), I am grateful that while hubby has to work from home that means he still have a steady job, I am very grateful for technology that we have so we can still do meetings/learnings/going to church without leaving our sofas... and lastly I am grateful that we still have our health....


So, what are YOU grateful of? Think of this every morning and focus on this... and all the while, lets hope that this pandemic will end soon and we can overcome this together :)


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