COVID-19 is something that I will never forget. The whole world changed and is still affected today. This virus may soon have a cure, but it will always be there, like the common flu. It's a year were so many people realized how much they were dependant on connects, or they realized that all they new was to "go, go, go" and repeat.
Still, it's important to also see the good in the chaos. I've realized how much more time I have with my family. Also, I realized how much of my time and energy was consumed by my workaholic lifestyle. Being on the go from out of school, to teaching, to tutoring to who knows where else in a day and continuously repeat that was not only unhealthy physically and mentally, it was blocking me from an overlooked importance; my passion.
Since coming to Edmonton AB, I have made numerous attempts to get back to writing. I would find old stories or scripts and read them, but never the time to progress or recreate. I guess at that moment, living in a new city on the other coast of Canada took me to survival mode. Everything was new! My career path, my close family circle, my job, and my priorities. Surviving the new unknown took more of me than I knew.