As things progress and slowly start to open up, we’re still in unprecedented times and for most of us, we’re still abiding by all of the lockdown rules we’ve come to know for the past almost three months.
We’re socially distancing, staying home, wearing masks, and respecting those that work the front lines by keeping this rules in check.
We are making sacrifices – we’re putting aside time with loved ones and family to keep numbers low and risks down.
We’re missing out – on concerts, gatherings, sports, events, movies, malls, Friday nights, every nights. We’re making adjustments to our lifestyles to accommodate these new ways.
Under one roof you can often find two different business operations, a school, a restaurant (often self serve and service may not always be what we would expect dining out!), entertainment, extra curricular activities, sports, art studios, and bakeries.
While things are slowly starting to open up, we’re still mostly at home.
But we’re finding new ways to be creative.
New ways to be together.
Drive in movie theatres are expected to make a come back, and with them the potential for drive in concerts.
Farmers markets are opening up and the hope for summer is heavy in the air.
For those working the front lines – doctors, nurses, grocery stores, security, care homes and care takers – we feel this hope.
We feel the power of positivity, it gives us hope and reminds us of brighter days.
We want all of this to behind us as much as anyone else – maybe more.
We miss the hugs, the groups, the experiences.
For those of us wearing masks day in and day out, we miss the wind on our faces!
But we stand fast and stand tall to remain strong in these uncertain times.
We know its been a long time – we’re tired too.
But we also know if we give up now, everything we’ve done will have been for nothing.
Sometimes we have to battle on more than one front…. and sometimes uphill. Often there is more than one battle to win before we can win the war.
Right now – we’re in a war.
We have battles we need to continuously win, some are harder than others.
As much as we are separated from each other, we’re still in the same war and the same battles and we must continue to fight together.
Whether it be going forward on the front lines, or staying home. The game hasn’t changed. The rules may be loosening, but we still have the same goal.
Taking short cuts won’t get us there any faster.
The longer we can stick together to see this through, the quicker we will win the war.
For those of you that go out and acknowledge our presence and our risk, we thank you.
For those of you that go out and wear masks especially when you find you may be closer to things and people, we thank you.
For those of you staying home, we thank you.
Summer has been thrust upon us and while we may take the sun and the heat to flock to beaches and parks, we need to remember the goal.
We need to remember who we are fighting for and fighting with.
Doing anything less would be a disservice to humankind.
We’re in this together, and together we will move forward and win the war.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.