It seems like just the other day that we were optimistic and making plans for the new year and now it’s almost over.
We’re half way into the year and instead of moving forward it seems we’re treading backwards.
The beginning of this year had us thinking that things were seemingly going better than the previous one, with the easing of the lockdowns and life somewhat going back to normal, only for things to go right back to where it started.
I know that this isn’t necessarily the case for us all. Most countries have been experiencing the liberty of less stricter stay-at-home restrictions and moving somewhat towards freedom, though in all honesty we aren’t really free till we can take these masks off.
With the resurgence of infections that is unlikely to happen, given that we are facing a third wave of the Covid 19 pandemic. I know right? Who would’ve thought that at this time of the year we’d still be addressing this virus. Yet in South Africa here we are.
Granted that the pandemic is still a worldwide reality, but it seems down here in Africa we’ve been hard hit yet again.
I know it seems like ever since this year has started I’ve been Pessimistic Percy to anything South African related, but that’s because we keep losing our way.
When we think we’re well on our way to progression we find ourselves moving back. I know that two steps forward (surviving the first two waves) and one step back (the third wave) beats no steps forward at all, but man could we just keep moving forward.
Despite the many reasons as to why we find ourselves here; government negligence, mismanagement of state funds, corruption etc we’re not here for that.
In no way is this post intended to be a dampener in already somber times, but rather to have us sit with ourselves and ask ourselves where to from here when we find ourselves back in the middle?
When there are things you had intended to achieve and accomplish, and instead of making progress for whatever reason you find yourself back where you began.
I cannot speak for the government hence I will revert this back to self, in our own lives when we’re back to the middle what do we do?
I know that this post is much like the post titled: laconic in that it’s expressing a lot in not so many words. Well that’s because I believe that there is only so much we as the citizens can do. We can speak up and share our voices but at the end of the day the onus is on the governments to implement what is needed.
Besides that, currently in my life as things stand I too am back in the middle and I’m trying to navigate my way through it and make sense of it all.
This year has been emotionally charged and it seems like I’ve been going through it, I know some are thinking when have I ever not been? Well in my defence I’ve been doing a lot of shadow work, hence I’m feeling everything at a deeper level but that’s all a story for another day.
This post is to caution not only myself, but you as well. That as we journey through life, may we remember that life is about trial and error. To make room for mistakes and remember to be kind and gentle with ourselves.
With that being said, I also urge you to take care of yourselves, practice safe social distancing, wear your masks and may you always be surrounded by…
Love and light and lots of luck.