Quarantine is over, offices have reopened and even though we are still on a curfew, there’s a part of me that sometimes forget that we are in a pandemic. I think we will be living with Covid-19 for the foreseeable future. We have to stay as safe as possible while having some semblance of normalcy and enjoying what we can. I am not ready to travel out of the country as yet, but I do plan to visit an out island for the August Monday holiday. In the meantime, between time, I’m thinking of having a staycation right here, at home. I’ve seen a few hotels advertising Bahamian/Resident rates and figured it would be good to have them all listed in one place. I’ll keep updating this blog as the deals come!
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March 19th, life as I knew it, changed. My employer sent my team and I home to officially start the Work From Home process. Two months later, we’re still here and I’m not sure when we will return to office. Throughout these months, I’ve experienced highs and lows. Having to deal with bursts of productivity, then none at all, struggling to keep a sleep routine, having random video calls and meetings, waking up to messages about assignments due the same day and the list goes on. All while, constantly being reminded that the world is in a pandemic. A few Fridays ago, I was having a really off day. The feeling just came out of no where and coincidentally, I found myself hungry. But instead of going right into the kitchen to look for food, I kept saying, “No, Derencia, you have to finish this first before you can eat.” I literally, prioritized my job, before my basic human needs. It was only after speaking with one of my friends and she said, “You’re not simply working from home, you’re working THROUGH a pandemic”, I realized that I had to get myself together.
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I have been putting this off for as long as I could. I just didn’t want anything Corona related on my blog. However, I realized that this is something that we are all facing and I’m in a better space to actually talk about it now. A few weeks ago, I was in a rut and just couldn’t make sense of any of this. Everyday, I caught myself in a “I can’t believe this is real life” game. I sympathize with the people this is affecting the most. The persons with underlying conditions, the elderly, the ones in unfortunate living conditions, the essential workers and the people who were already living paycheck to paycheck and now don’t know where their money is coming from. We are all living in this pandemic and a little compassion and grace, can go a long way.
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