Stepping up during COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically altered all of our lives in different ways. Perhaps you’re finding yourself going stir-crazy being cooped up indoors, or maybe you’ve been told to work from home and are struggling to adapt to this adjustment.

Regardless of how this pandemic has impacted our lives, I think a lot of us can concur that we have had to step it up in certain areas of life in an attempt to contribute to the battle against the coronavirus. And, I honestly don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing.

Depending on lifestyle, some of us are likely finding the requirement to do a little extra more pronounced than others. Personally, many of my cousins and me have had to help out on the farm this year doing things none of us have before. Our migrant workers were late arriving, and they then had to self-quarantine on our farm for two weeks before they could begin to work. My cousins and I have been working in our ginseng crops as a result, prepping them for the upcoming year, and while the work is physical and tiring, I’ve also found it incredibly rewarding as we have been able to broaden our knowledge of this particular crop and learn new skills in the process.

I’m certainly not alone in having to adjust and step up to the plate and help out a little more than usual because of the changes the coronavirus has implemented in our day-to-day lives. Many of us are experiencing these changes in different contexts, and while it is challenging to acknowledge a positive in the midst of a pandemic, I think the collective effort of people across the world working together to help each other get through these difficult times is pretty darn great.

Wouldn’t you say so?

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